About a dozen teachers from Asbury Elementary School attended a special called meeting of the County School Board last week.
Their purpose was simple: To express their displeasure over assistant principal Jesse Vasser being pink slipped at the end of the school year.
Cindy Walton served as spokesperson for the group. She said Vasser was helpful to students, parents and teachers alike.
“Mr. Vasser was an asset to our school and a role model for our children,” she said. “I’m in my 15th year at Asbury and we’ve had 11 different principals or assistant principals. We need continuity.”
She said Vasser would walk the halls of the elementary school and visit in the classrooms to make sure things were going smoothly for the teachers.
If a student was having a problem, she said, Vasser would try to get to the root of it. She said he both gave and got respect.
Vasser was in his second year as assistant principal of the school. County school superintendent Cindy Wigley said the decision to non-renew him was based on cost cutting measures being taken all around the school district.
Walton said Vasser was such an asset to the school that he returned even after being pink slipped to finish some artwork he’d started in the hallways.