Sacramento vice principal details years of sexual, racial harassment in resignation letter

A Sacramento vice principal who became the target of an alleged hate crime said she will resign from her position, according to a letter she sent to Sacramento City Unified School officials.Previous coverage in the video player above.Elysee Versher, who served as vice principal at West Campus High School, explained in her letter that years of sexual and racial harassment she and her family experienced has led to multiple stress-induced seizures and an attempted suicide late last year.In November 2021, she said she was walking to her assigned parking spot when she noticed racial slurs written around it. She also said students posted pictures of her kids online and referred to her as “Black Hitler.” This led the Sacramento Police Department to investigate the graffiti as hate crime vandalism. Since then, Sac City Unified has been the subject of several other racist incidents across its campuses, and most have been solved with the exception of the racist graffiti targeting Versher.Read More About This Here | Sacramento school administrator concerned about status of investigation into crime targeting herIn her resignation letter, Versher said the hate crime “could have and should have been prevented.” She directly blames Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, Principal John McMeekin and multiple other people for she described as “trauma, mental anguish, and PTSD that has greatly affected me and my family’s life.”She goes on to describe several events throughout the years where she details interactions with people. One interaction involved a parent who asked Versher if she was an affirmative action hire, and others involved students calling her racial slurs in class, or coworkers directly making sexual comments at her.Versher also called the school district’s response “lackluster” when she said she did not receive any follow-up from the school’s human resources department after reporting sexual harassment from a coworker.The full letter can be read here, but be aware that some content inside can be extremely graphic or offensive to people.”After three years of trying to have faith in the District to address the racial and sexual harassment I have experienced, I now know that the District is only interested in protecting its image and not the lives of its employees,” Versher wrote in the letter. “I do not have the strength to continue enduring this physically, mentally and emotionally unsafe working environment.”Versher wrote that her last day will be June 17, 2022.KCRA 3 reached out to the Sacramento City Unified but has not yet received a comment regarding the letter.*** If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can chat online here. ***