Tom Szerensits and Macon Tucker, the principals of Aberdeen and Joppatowne high schools, respectively, will be removed from those positions and will not return for the next school year, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Rumors about the pair’s departure began circulating Thursday, but it was unclear whether Szerensits and Tucker would retire, be moved to another administrative position, or were forced out by Harford County Public Schools leadership. However, speculation indicated that the move was related to the performance of the two schools.
HCPS spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld declined to comment on the rumors, citing law which prevents her from discussing personnel matters.
Of Tucker’s removal, Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie, who represents Joppatowne, told The Dagger, “I think it’s a good move.”
Guthrie said teachers had complained to him about Tucker, who Guthrie said had a “standoffish-type attitude.”
Guthrie said he didn’t know Szerensits well and declined comment.