A woman who was a teacher in Florida’s Broward County is accused of asking her students for massages in exchange for rewards in class. Cheryl Grampa has lost her license and will no longer be allowed to teach in Florida.
This month, the state of Florida’s Education Practices Commission issued Grampa. She had been a teacher at Cooper City Elementary School . She resigned from the elementary school in December 2011.
According to school district investigators, between August 2009 and February 2010, the 46 year old elementary school teacher asked students to massage her and she gave them rewards for doing so. One of the little boys is reported to have touched her breasts and privates and she is charged with failure to report the incident to the school administration.
After an investigation into the incident where the boy allegedly touched the teacher inappropriately, the school district did not file any charges against her. According to state records, the school board is reported to have voted to suspend her for one school week and also made her go for classroom management training.
State records also reveal that Grampa underwent two psychological evaluations in March 2011 and November 2011 and she was found to be “unfit for duty as a classroom teacher.” She resigned the month after the second evaluation.
Grampa is believed to be living in Bellaire, Texas,which may explain why she did not attend the state hearing about her case, in Orlando, Florida, in September.
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie who was not yet in his position at the time of the investigation into Grampa’s case has said he is unsure of the reasons why Grampa was not fired. Runcie also said that revoking her license was the right thing to do.