Gasparello out?

Next Day Update: The N&R’s Jennifer Fernandez has the story.


I have no details, nor do I have confirmation from Guilford County Schools on this.

What I do have are two kids who attend Grimsley High School who have told me that, starting tomorrow, Rob Gasparello (spelling corrected, thanks) will no longer be their principal.  Something about him being “reassigned”.

The first rule about something that isn’t broken is… hummm… let me think?

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  1. Posted October 25, 2006 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    The only information that I heard was a vague reference to some uncool stuff that happened at Monday nights Board meeting, and that he was being put in charge of one of the new elementary schools that will be starting up.

  2. a friend
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I heard the above also, but what makes “them” think that his being “incharge of one of the new elementary schools” will end “uncool stuff” . . .Mark my words – a snake can shed its skin, but it’s still a snake.

  3. somewhatintheknow
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    a handful of big butted white women know what went down…spelled correctly its Gasparello.

  4. Mick Riggs
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    In charge of the one of the new elementary schools??!! NOOooooooooo!

    Right around the corner from one of the new elementary schools

  5. a friend
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Believe me, if all it took was “a handful of big butted white women” to aid in the removal of him from GHS, then so be it.
    More big butted women, skinny butted women, tall, short – and by the way, men can be included in this also – should step up to the plate and get this “uncool stuff” on the public table. Please don’t think that his quitting GHS had nothing to do with the meeting. The fact that “uncool stuff” was brought to an open meeting and put on the School Board’s Public Face meant that, before more “uncool stuff” came to the public table, finally, the GCSB
    had to do “something”. It is my understanding that . . . well, let’s just say – some people there had been “working” on this removal for quite a while and were apparently unable to do anything until it was made public.

  6. an observer
    Posted November 4, 2006 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    If this was a planned departure or transfer, they would’ve announced it at the board meeting. Any normal, healthy school district would not yank a principal of a major high school mid-week, with no transition period, in the middle of the fall semester for a “reassignment” without good cause. But no one from the district or school board or GHS administration (other than G) said anything about it, at least to my knowledge. He lived and breathed that school, so what happened?

  7. Paul
    Posted December 1, 2006 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Gasparello did a lot of great things for that school.. I sure hope that whatever happened was justified.. This guy ran on of the top performing schools in the state and he did it well.. He was probably too tough.. and some of the kids that didnt respect his position probably had their mommies and daddies get involved. Those that arent involved with the general every day runnings of a school are the first to complain and the last the lend a hand.

  8. James
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Shut up, Paul.

2 Trackbacks

  1. By Hogg’s Blog » Friday night, no lights on October 27, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    [...] My parents drove in from Kentucky today to watch the Whirlies and won’t be able to stick around for the postponed game.  I think I’ll test some influence and call principal Rob Gaspa…. , no, check that…  Who do I call to complain? [...]

  2. [...] Now that we’ve learned that Grimsley’s 86.4% graduation rate bested Dudley’s 2006 rate by 38 percentage points, we might finally be getting a hint as to why Rob Gasparello was ubrubtly removed last month as Grimsley’s very popular (and obviously successful) principal. [...]