Educator’s sanctions reversed based on her good-faith effort to comply with reporting requirements

Topic: Educators, Decided by: Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2314674 , Decision Date: April 4, 2023 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Professional Standards Commission (PSC) sought to sanction an educator’s certificate because she failed to report a shoplifting conviction that she received as a 17-year-old. The Court affirmed the PSC’s decision in part and reversed it in part, but ultimately concluded that no sanction was warranted. While the educator did violate the PSC’s rules, both past court records and the PSC’s own definition of “moral turpitude” led the educator to believe that reporting the misdemeanor was unnecessary.

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