INGLEWOOD — The principal of Centinela Elementary School has resigned, 2UrbanGirls has learned.
Albert de Leon, who was placed on paid administrative leave by the Inglewood Unified School District in June after making racially insensitive remarks to a school custodian, had returned to his post after the start of the school year.
It is not known when de Leon returned to campus or how long he was on leave.
The school district did not comment on de Leon’s departure and a post on the Centinela Elementary School website Oct. 21 said a message from interim Principal Ugema Hosea, the district’s executive director of elementary education, would be posted soon, but nothing had been posted as of 6 p.m. that day
De Leon was placed on leave in June after multiple employees complained that he had called an African-American custodian “a monkey,” and had repeatedly used the N-word and other racially insensitive remarks, and had made unwanted advances toward female staff members.
Hedieh Khajavi, the district’s chief human resources officer, sent an email to parents in June informing them that de Leon had been placed on leave, and Hosea was appointed to serve as principal in his absence.
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