Tifton Gazette

Opinion

November 10, 2012

Your Opinion: Gravitt responds to reassignment

Let me begin by saying that my family is overwhelmed by the hundreds of calls, letters and messages that we have received in the last two days. This community has become an extension of my family and the outreach of support that we have received has helped heal our hearts to say the least.

As most of you know by now, I was relieved of my duties as the principal of Tift County High School on Wednesday morning. This was a total shock to me. I feel the need to make this statement now in order to save my reputation from the rumor mill within this community.

I was told by the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Patrick Atwater, that he had lost faith in my ability to lead TCHS instructionally. He assured me that I have done nothing wrong, I have not been accused of doing anything wrong and that I am no;t being investigated for any wrongdoing. He simply felt like it was time to make this change for instructional reasons only.

While I feel like I have been treated unfairly and portrayed as a criminal in the way this was handled, I understand fully that the superintendent has the right to make that recommendation to the Tift County Board of Education and he did so this past Tuesday evening.

I have been reassigned other duties, to be determined, within our system where, hopefully, I will be able to continue to use my talents to serve the students of Tift County and this community just as I have for the past 22 years.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ryan Gravitt

Tifton

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