Greenville Co. principal resigns after investigation into tweets

Education

Preston Spratt

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A Greenville County principal has resigned after being put on administrative leave last month.

A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School Principal Preston Spratt was placed on administrative leave Sept. 23 due to concerns related to a series of tweets composed in 2012 and 2013, Greenville County Schools said.

Preston Spratt has since resigned from Greenville County Schools, according to school officials Tuesday.

Greenville County Schools says they are committed to working with families and staff members to ensure continued excellence at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School. Cameron Brice, who previously served as the school’s assistant administrator and program director, will serve as interim principal.

Spratt released the following statement:

“My work in education is focused on improving student outcomes, creating community partnerships, and my never-ending belief that all students will succeed when we provide them with excellent teachers. I deeply regret authoring the tweets and appreciate the opportunities I have had at A.J. Whittenberg. I look forward to continuing my mission in a new setting.”

Preston Spratt

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