SEVEN SPRINGS – Less than two months after drawing criticism for a social media post, Wendy Waters has resigned as principal at Spring Creek High School
Ken Derksen, Executive Director for Community Engagement and Student and Family Support, with Wayne County Public Schools, confirmed that Waters was suspended with pay on Sept. 11. Waters submitted her resignation on Oct. 2.
In late Aug., Waters made the following post on Facebook in reference to the shooting that took place on Aug. 28, on the campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “What? He only came to our country in 2022 from the UNIVERSITY OF WUHAN!!! My bet is he’s a Chinese Nationalist as a “visiting student” stealing our intellectual property working for the CCP!! There is nothing WHITE about him and since this is now at my front door I will not let them get away with their gas lighting BS!!!
WE NEED TO DECOUPLE FROM PEOPLE WHO HATE US!!!
Coming from a mad mamma!!!”
When asked if Waters’ resignation was connected to the social media post she made in Aug., Derkesen responded by email saying, “North Carolina § 115C-320 limits what information/records can be released about public school personnel. These types of details are not among the records that WCPS can release or discuss.”
Wayne County Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Marc Whichard released the following statement regarding Waters’ resignation saying, “Our Human Resources Department has posted the opening and we are actively working to put in place a principal leader to effectively support staff, students and families. It is our goal to help Spring Creek High continue the great work and academic momentum happening each day in our Gators’ classrooms.”
The job opening for the principal position at Spring Creek High School can be found online.
A former assistant principal at Spring Creek High School, Waters was named the principal in May of 2022. Waters replaced Stephen Clingan, who retired at the end of the 2022 school year.
Waters began her education career in 1998 as a civics teacher at JH Rose High School. Prior to being named assistant principal of Spring Creek High in 2020, Waters served as assistant principal at Charles B. Aycock High School, Meadow Lane Elementary, Carver Heights Elementary, and Greenwood Middle. She also taught civics at South Central High School.
Waters holds a bachelor’s degree in history education, a master’s degree in instructional technology, and a master’s degree in school administration.
Derksen said there is no timeline for hiring a new principal at Spring Creek.