MEAD, Colo. (CBS4) – The principal at Mead High School has resigned less than a month after a photo surfaced showing students reenacting the murder of George Floyd. Rachael Ayers had worked at Mead High School for 12 years.
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A photo of the incident shows three students, including one with blackface, and another placing their knee on the first student. It was taken on campus at Mead High School.
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At the time, Ayers said the photo did not reflect the school’s standards of respect, character and inclusivity.
St. Vrain Valley Schools superintendent Don Haddad released a letter to the community, reading in part, “Rachael Ayers has made the decision to resign as Principal at Mead High School. I want to thank her for her lengthy service to the Mead High community for the past 12 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and I wish Mrs. Ayers the very best in her future endeavors. I understand how important strong leadership is in this time of change at Mead High, and to this end, I am excited to share that Dr. Brian Young has been appointed as the new Principal of Mead High School.”
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Young comes to Mead High School from Frederick High School which is in the same district.