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After resignation, Green Bay school board releases video of superintendent on radio show

Watch the Atlanta radio talk show interview with former superintendent Dr. Claude Tiller Jr.
Posted at 4:27 PM, Feb 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-21 21:14:38-05

GREEN BAY (NBC26) — The Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPSD) Board of Education has released video of a radio talk show interview with former Superintendent Dr. Claude Tiller Jr.

The school board voted unanimously to accept Dr. Tiller's resignation on Feb. 17 after he was placed on paid administrative leave for comments he made while on WAOK in Atlanta.

NBC 26 is sharing that video — captured from a live stream of the show — for the public to view.

(The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story)

Earlier this month, Dr. Claude Tiller Jr. appeared on an Atlanta radio show. Shortly after, the school board placed him on administrative leave.

Tiller Jr. then resigned, and the board accepted.

On a webcam recording of Dr. Adrienne Harrison Berry's show, Tiller Jr. can be heard, speaking about district staff.

"...Because this wicked witch, she signed, she's leaving at the end of this year, she's moving on, but she's doing everything in her possible, to get him." said Tiller, referring to a staff member.

"Who me? Well, *-i-t-c-h, of course it's you," Tiller Jr. also said.

During the show, he spoke about his goals, including improving racial disparities for the district.

"You gotta come in, you gotta work your tail off because that's a reflection of the Black person that gave you an opportunity, and people in other cultures do it all the time," said Harrison Berry.

"Absolutely, It took 147 years for me to come as a Black man to Green Bay," Tiller said. "So, what people don't understand is that, not only do I have to walk a certain way, I have to talk a certain way, I can't hang out in certain circles."

Dr. Tiller had been in Atlanta as part of a recruitment effort at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

In a statement on his resignation, Tiller Jr. said, "Simply put, I spoke my truth."

Tiller also made a remark punctuating his concerns for the realities for Black people .

"Heaviest is the head that wears the crown," Tiller said. "If I don't make it, then that closes the doors for everybody."

Tiller Jr. also said in a statement released with the video that he did not know there was a webcam recording comments he made outside of the radio broadcast.

NBC 26 will be updating more of Tiller's remarks from the radio show.