Eddie Hundley steps down at embattled charter school
Palmetto - Embattled Lincoln Memorial Academy leader Eddie Hundley announced today he is stepping down as head of the Palmetto–based charter school.
The board of directors of the school named Kimara N. Ramsey as interim principal.
In a letter to the staff Mr. Hundley stated: “My first duty as an educator is to be a servant. That is why I choose to dedicate the past 25 years of my life to our profession. The students of LMA and progress of the academy moving into the 2019-20 school year must be the overarching focus moving forward, not my employment status.”
Hundley's educator's certification was revoked earlier this year when an administrative law judge found that he had helped a teacher suspected of sexual misconduct land a job teaching at Booker High School in Sarasota County.
Hundley had continued to work at the school under the job title "founder/CEO," prompting a letter from Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran demanding that Hundley step down.
In a news release from charter school it says,
Hundley will continue to provide the guidance and leadership to the school and will work with Ms. Ramsey throughout this transition.
In the letter Hundley continues, “Rest assured, I will continue to provide the needed guidance and direction to the school leadership to ensure the progress of our mission of providing the best possible teaching and learning experience for all students.”
It's unclear at this time what Hundley's role will be at the school