Educator suspended for one year for failure to maintain professional relationship with students.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1501735 , Decision Date: 2014-11-19 
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The Professional Standards Commission recommended that Petitioner’s teaching certificate be revoked after several female students reported that he made comments of a sexual nature to them.  Petitioner’s conduct, while very inappropriate and unprofessional, fell short of the egregiousness that would warrant revocation.  Accordingly, the Court recommended a one-year suspension, rather than a revocation, of Petitioner’s teaching certificate.