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LaGreta Brown steps down from S. Philly

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The School District has confirmed that LaGreta Brown, the embattled principal of South Philadelphia High School, has resigned, effective immediately. A release from the District names Otis D. Hackney, III, principal at Springfield Township High School as the new principal. He will begin his tenure as principal in the summer; retired District principal Ozzie Wright will serve as interim principal immediately.

According to a teacher at the school, a faculty vote of "no confidence" in Brown was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The Inquirer reports that Brown’s principal’s certification is currently inactive. She had agreed to leave at the end of the school year, but due to the certification issue she left today.

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