GMC principal let go on the spot, inordinate amount of parents not pleased
Georgia Military College Prep Principal Steve Greer has been relieved of his duties, receiving the news from someone he's known for decades.
William Caldwell, school president, sent out an email to GMC Prep parents on Tuesday, writing that "today is Dr. Steve Greer's last day as Principal at GMC Prep School." Added the letter: "Though we know this news may come as a surprise to some, know that this decision was not taken lightly."
Caldwell is the man who brought Greer to the school, hiring him as an assistant principal back in 2016. The men were stationed together on two different occasions during their time in the Army.
The decision was met with a palpable amount of 21st-century scorn by parents and Greer supporters. There was an "#istandwithgreer" hashtag on Facebook and plenty of chatter in mom group texts. One lady even printed up an "#istandwithgreer" tee shirt.
Greer enlisted in the Army 1982, rising through the ranks to become an Army Ranger and Special Forces soldier. He retired from the military in 2003 and became an analyst in D.C., as well as a contributor for FOX News, appearing on the channel roughly 400 times.
Caldwell's letter to parents on Tuesday added that "we are excited to have LTC Amy Lee serve as interim principal for the remainder of the academic year."
Lee was promoted to assistant principal when Greer was promoted to school principal to begin the 2021-2022 school year.
The Union-Recorder interviewed Greer on Tuesday following the decision. That article can be read HERE. Greer indicated that a decision was made Monday "that he would not return as GMC Prep principal for a third year but that he could finish out the 2022-23 term" and "transition to another role with the school next term, possibly as a college and cadet recruiter."
Greer added that he sent out an email to his teachers on staff on Tuesday morning, letting them know that May would be his final month as principal. One thing led to another, and Caldwell entered his office and informed Greer that Tuesday would be his "last day at GMC," according to the Union-Recorder.
Greer grew up in the northern Virginia area. According to his school bio, he "served for eight years as an Army JROTC Senior Army Instructor at Dodge County High School in Eastman, Ga. He also started and coached the wrestling program at the school for both middle and high school teams" before coming to GMC in 2016.