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Superintendent assistant's resignation accepted

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Teresa Phillips resigned last week as administrative assistant to the Escambia County superintendent of education.
She is the second school system employee to cite the non-renewal of Superintendent Dr. Margaret Breland-Bradley's contract as one of the reasons for resigning. Escambia County High School Principal Terrance Mixon resigned last month.
Phillips' resignation was accepted with no discussion at last week's board of education meeting. Each board member was given a copy of her letter to Dr. Bradley which states in part: " … after seeing what I have seen happen to you, I do not want to stay and be a part of such. There is no logical reason for your termination. I have never witnessed such blatant interference in the operation of an organization, the allowance of such extreme insubordination by employees, nor such disrespect of a majority of a board for fellow board members. The majority of the Escambia County Board of Education has lost the priority for which they serve: the Children of Escambia County."
Phillips was hired by Dr. Bradley in November 1998. Before that, she taught on the community college level. She has taken a business education teaching position at Williamson High School in Mobile. Due to its academic alert status, Williamson has had 75 percent of its faculty transferred and replaced by new teachers.
In her letter of resignation, Phillips thanked Dr. Bradley for the opportunity afforded her, the learning experience and knowledge and insight.
Phillips' last working day was July 31.