East Valley Teacher Appealing Suspension
East Valley High School physical education teacher, Michele Taylor, appeared before an administrative judge May 22, appealing a one-year suspension of her state teaching certificate. The suspension comes after allegations that she had sex with a student and inappropriately sent hundreds of texts to another in 2009. A year later, Taylor was acquitted of all criminal charges, but the state still wants Taylor’s certificate suspended.
Opening arguments detailed two very different accounts of what happened between Taylor and the two high school students. For now, Taylor remains on paid administrative leave.