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Certificate Action Details

Notification Date9/23/2022
Name of IndividualTonya Piper
Other Names
Date of Birth8/18/1971
Last School in Which EmployedCooley Group Daycare Center
Last Position HeldBehavioral Therapist
Certificate TypePrivate School – Teacher
Certification AreaNursery/Kindergarten N-K
Action TakenImmediate Suspension
Grounds for DisciplineEducator was charged with Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2702(a)(8), and Endangering the Welfare of Children, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4304(a)(1), in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, after she allegedly covered the nose and mouth of an autistic child when he screamed, aggressively grabbed his arm causing bruising, forced him into a chair, and pushed him hard into a table causing him to strike his sternum.
Date Action Taken9/23/2022