Judge affirms suspension of teacher’s certificate based on multiple reports of physical and verbal abuse of student athletes.
Docket Number: 1315429 , Decision Date: December 31, 2012
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The Professional Standards Commission sought to suspend Petitioner’s teaching certificate for 90 days. Petitioner is a high school teacher and football coach. The credible evidence on the record supports a finding that Petitioner physically abused student athletes on two occasions. Additionally, Petitioner used excessive profanity and confrontational tones in the presence of students and used intimidation and coercion tactics with his fellow teachers. Petitioner also allowed athletes to practice football without first obtaining the required certification of a physical examination. Based on the foregoing, the Judge determined that the teacher violated several of the Code of Ethics for Educators standards. Thus, the Judge AFFIRMED the 90 days suspension.