Renee Greeley Bio
Renee Greeleyis Drexel Hill Middle School teacher. She was suspended after racist comments about parents. In the video footage, she was making racially charged statements toward a parent on Thursday morning.
@UpperDarbySD this racist “teacher”Renee Greeley is UNFIT to teach any student. Black tax dollars pay both her and the Superintendent’s salary. Merely suspending this bigot is beyond mediocre. She needs to be fired immediately! https://t.co/gy9opYOwwF
— 2019 African American (@Kierryk345) October 12, 2019
Renee Greeley Career at District School
Greeley, a district teacher since 2008, did not respond to a request for comment on Friday. She identified the teacher in the video as Renee Greeley, a technology instructor at Drexel Hill Middle School.
Renee Greeley Racial Statements
Renee Greeley was caught on video using a racial epithet toward an African-American parent named Rasheed Noel in the school parking lot during a verbal altercation following a fender-bender between the two. Noel was dropping off his child for a school that morning.
Upper Darby Superintendent Dan McGarry sent a statement Thursday night announcing that Greeley, although not included in the statement, was placed on administrative leave. He said that racist or discriminatory behavior is not accepted in the district.
The incident came to light Thursday night when Rasheed Noel posted a video on his Facebook page of a heated exchange he had with Renee Greeley after a talk in the school parking lot that morning.
How can Drexel Hill Middle School in the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania hire such a vile teacher Renee Greeley? She educates our youth?
— Eugene Jackson (@Phillygene1) October 12, 2019
School Authorities Statements
Upper Darby School District Superintendent Daniel P. McGarry said that the district is in the process of conducting formal hearings about the matter, and is taking the incident “extremely seriously.”
Renee Greeley, a teacher in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has been placed on leave after she was caught on video calling a parent, Rasheed Noel, the n-word and saying he is on welfare after a fender bender in the school parking lot where she works: https://t.co/4ZPC4I8ZEH pic.twitter.com/3jZHZ1zQ8G
— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) October 11, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Pennsylvania parent Rasheed Noel, who is black, got into a minor crash with Drexel Hill Middle School teacher in the school parking lot Thursday
- Noel began recording his exchange with the teacher after the two had words
- In the video, the teacher, who is white, speculates Noel is on welfare because he’s black
- She then rants about African-Americans ‘always looking to milk the system’
- After some back-and-forth, the teacher tells the parent, ‘go f*** off, n*****’
- Noel posted his video on Facebook, where it has gone viral
- Upper Darby School District swiftly placed the teacher on leave
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