West Campus vice principal resigns after years of harassment

A Sacramento vice principal who became the target of an alleged hate crime has said she will resign from her position, according to a letter she sent to Sacramento City Unified School officials. Previous coverage in the video player above. Elysee Versher, who served as vice-principal at West Campus High School, explained in her letter that years of sexual and racial harassment she and her family experienced led to multiple stress-induced outbursts and an attempt to suicide at the end of last year. In November 2021, she said she was heading to her parking lot assignment when she noticed racial slurs written around it. She also said students posted pictures of her children online and called her “Black Hitler.” This led the Sacramento Police Department to investigate the graffiti as hate crime vandalism. Since then, Sac City Unified has been the subject of several other racist incidents on its campuses, and most have been resolved with the exception of racist graffiti targeting Versher. Read more about it here | The Sacramento school administrator is concerned about the progress of the investigation into the crime against her. In his resignation letter, Versher said the hate crime “could and should have been avoided.” She directly blames Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, Director John McMeekin and several others for what she described as “trauma, mental anguish and PTSD that have greatly affected me and my family’s lives”. She goes on to describe several events over the years where she details interactions with people. One interaction involved a parent asking Versher if she was an affirmative action hire, and others involved students calling her racial slurs in class, or co-workers making sexual comments directly to her. Versher also called the school district’s response “lackluster” when she said she received no follow-up from the school’s human resources department after reporting a co-worker’s sexual harassment. The full letter can be read here, but be aware that some content inside may be extremely graphic or offensive to people. “After three years of trying to trust the District to address the racial and sexual harassment I experienced, I now know that the District is only interested in protecting its image and not the lives of its employees,” Versher wrote in the letter. “I do not have the strength to continue to endure this physically, mentally, and emotionally dangerous work environment.” Versher wrote that his last day would be June 17, 2022. KCRA 3 has contacted Sacramento City Unified but has not yet received a comment regarding the letter.*** If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 -8255 or you can chat online here.***

A Sacramento vice principal who became the target of an alleged hate crime has said she will resign from her position, according to a letter she sent to Sacramento City Unified School officials.

Previous coverage in the video player above.

Elysee Versher, who served as vice-principal at West Campus High School, explained in her letter that years of sexual and racial harassment she and her family experienced led to multiple stress-induced outbursts and attempted suicide at the end of last year.

In November 2021, she said she was walking to her assigned parking spot when she noticed racial slurs written around it. She also said students posted pictures of her children online and called her “Black Hitler.”

This led the Sacramento Police Department to investigate the graffiti as hate crime vandalism.

Since then, Sac City Unified has been the subject of several other racist incidents on its campuses, and most have been resolved with the exception of racist graffiti targeting Versher.

Read more about it here | Sacramento school administrator concerned about status of crime investigation against her

In his resignation letter, Versher said the hate crime “could and should have been avoided.” She directly blames Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, Director John McMeekin and several others for what she described as “trauma, mental anguish and PTSD that have greatly affected me and my family’s lives”.

She goes on to describe several events over the years where she details interactions with people. One interaction involved a parent asking Versher if she was an affirmative action hire, and others involved students calling her racial slurs in class, or co-workers making sexual comments directly to her.

Versher also called the school district’s response “lackluster” when she said she received no follow-up from the school’s human resources department after reporting a co-worker’s sexual harassment.

The full letter can be read here, but be aware that some content inside may be extremely graphic or offensive to people.

“After three years of trying to trust the District to address the racial and sexual harassment I experienced, I now know that the District is only interested in protecting its image and not the lives of its employees,” Versher wrote in the letter. . “I don’t have the strength to continue to endure this physically, mentally and emotionally dangerous work environment.”

Versher wrote that her last day would be June 17, 2022.

KCRA 3 has contacted Sacramento City Unified but has not yet received a comment regarding the letter.

*** If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can chat online here. ***

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