Group speaks out on selection of N. Charleston H.S. principal

Robert Grimm
Robert Grimm

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The hiring of new North Charleston Principal Robert Grimm has one organization speaking out.

On Monday night, the Citizens United for Public Schools explained why they aren't happy with how the Charleston County school system hires its principals.

The organization says Grimm is unqualified for the position because he has never been a high school principal or a principal at a title one school.

"If you need a brain surgeon you're not going to get a general practitioner,"says NAACP chapter president Dot Scott."In this situation he probably would do wonderful in other situations and may have done well in the school he was at before. But I don't think he is suited for that."

Robert Grimm has been the principal at C.E. Williams Middle School since 2008. There he raised the school's report card growth from at risk to average. Before that position, he was assistant principal and a teacher at other urban schools.

In late June, Charleston County Superintendent Nancy McGinley said that she stood behind Grimm as the district's choice for principal.

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