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Stamford principals not returning to post following sex scandal

The Stamford superintendent announced today that both the principal and assistant principal will not be returning to Stamford High School following a teacher's sex scandal. Teacher Danielle Watkins

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2014, 4:24 AM

Updated 3,473 days ago

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The Stamford superintendent announced today that both the principal and assistant principal will not be returning to Stamford High School following a teacher's sex scandal.
Teacher Danielle Watkins pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Administrators revealed that she was placed on unpaid leave after entering her plea. Now, Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin will not be returning after they were charged with failure to report a sexual relationship between a teacher and student.
The superintendent says she has the right to involuntarily transfer administrators. She says their exact status will be determined at the end of an independent investigation.
District officials also announced that they are looking into having Watkins' teaching license revoked. As part of her plea deal, Watkins is expected to face up to four years in prison when she is sentenced in 2015.


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