A liberal administrator at a Manhattan private school who secretly admitted to “promoting an agenda” on campus is “no longer employed” by the institution.
In a letter to parents on Wednesday posted on social media, the Principal of Trinity School, announced the departure of Director of Student Activities, Jennifer “Ginn” Norris. It’s unclear if she was fired or if the split was mutual.
The Upper West Side School, which costs $60,000 a year, said it was continuing its investigation into footage released by Project Veritas, a controversial far-right activist group known for filming undercover videos and progressives bait.
“Our principles are clear: bias of any kind or the threat of violence against any person or group has no place at Trinity School,” wrote Principal John Allman and Board of Trustees President David Perez.
“Our role as educators and as a school is to nurture children as they become responsible citizens,” they added.
Trinity has hired a lawyer to conduct an independent investigation into the incident – and Norris was placed on paid leave after the video went live earlier this month. The circumstances of the recording are not clear as the video has been edited to cut between the bits of sound and does not show the full interaction.
In the clip, Norris said she doesn’t invite Republican guest speakers to the school and described “white boys…a huge contingent of them” as “just awful.”
According to one of the clips, the sting was framed as a date between the educator and the undercover conservative activist. A timestamp on the video shows it was taken in mid-June, just weeks after a Supreme Court opinion overturning abortion rights was leaked, sparking outrage from many progressives.
Trinity said it has since conducted an independent review of its inclusion and open inquiry protocols and practices. Those findings will be shared with the community, school officials said.
“We abhor discrimination of any kind and strongly believe that a diverse, inclusive community is critical to providing the type of education we strive to achieve,” Allman and Perez wrote.
Kevin Ramsey, a Trinity spokesman, declined to comment on individual personnel matters – directing The Post to Allman and Perez’s testimony.
Norris did not respond to requests for comment.
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