Boston Latin headmaster says she will stay on the job

Lynne Mooney Teta says she will not resign in the wake of a controversy over the racial climate at her school.

Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynn Mooney Teta.
Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynn Mooney Teta. –Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe

Boston Latin School’s headmaster wants to keep her job.

Lynne Mooney Teta told The Boston Globe Thursday that she will not resign, though some leaders in the black community have called for her resignation in the wake of a controversy over the racial climate at her school.

She told the Globe that “no one is more committed than I am to improving the racial climate and culture here at Boston Latin School. … I also know that we can do better.’’

Teta wrote an apology letter to the school community this week for not responding more quickly to racial tensions, reports the Globe. A school department investigation revealed that Teta did not fully address an incident from 2014 in which a student threatened a black student and used a lynching reference.

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