Florida Teacher Loses License Over ‘Questionable’ Student Massages
Broward County, FL – A former teacher has lost her license to teach in the state of Florida for soliciting “questionable” massages from her students.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that 46-year-old Cheryl Grampa was barred by Florida’s Education Practices Commission this month. She had taught at Cooper City Elementary. The school district investigated Grampa during the 2009-2010 school year, and found that one boy had touched her breasts and vaginal area. She failed to notify the school administration about the inappropriate conduct, reports NBC News.
Though no criminal charges were filed, the Broward School Board voted to suspend her for five days, ordering her to undergo classroom management training.
Later, two psychological evaluations found Grampa to be “unfit for duty as a classroom teacher,” and she resigned last December.
Grampa, listed as living in Bellaire, Texas, did not attend the state discussion of her case on September 27 in Orlando. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, who was not working in the district during the investigation, said that he didn’t know why she wasn’t fired for her conduct. He did say that revoking her license was the appropriate course of action.
Grampa is one of three Broward County teachers to lose their licenses this year over inappropriate conduct with students. Christine Lammer, a former English teacher at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, lost her license back in May for reportedly sending nude photos of herself to a male student.
David Layman’s license was revoked in March after he was found guilty of molesting several of his students from Imagine Charter School in Weston.