A Markham elementary school principal has apologized for her “discriminatory” social media posts and says she pledges to learn from her actions and create an “open and inclusive” school community.
In September, the York Region District School Board said it was investigating after being notified about anti-Muslim postings on the Facebook page of Ghada Sadaka, a principal at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School.
After months of silence, Sadaka’s apology was posted on the school board’s website Thursday, under the weekly message from director J. Philip Parappally.
“As an educator for 26 years, my days are filled with ensuring that the students with whom I am entrusted are given constant opportunities to learn,” Sadaka’s statement said. “In the last two months, I have been the one who has learned a number of lessons about how sharing inappropriate posts on social media has affected those around me, my reputation and the reputation of one of the most diverse school boards in the country.
“I apologize for my actions and accept responsibility for ensuring that I learn from them,” Sadaka wrote. (more...)