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Teacher Tenure Appeal Opinions

Teacher Tenure Appeal Opinions are decisions by the Secretary of Education regarding appeals from professional employees, as that term is defined in the Public School Code, who have been demoted or dismissed from employment by a local board of school directors.

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2018Haninchick David v. Lebanon School District TTA 03-17 Opinion and Order
David Haninchick has appealed the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Lebanon School District dismissing him as a professional employee.
2018Jones Ellis v SD of Philadelphia TTA 01-11 Remanded
2018Vladimirsky Serge v SD of Philadelphia TTA 02-12 Remanded
2017Moffitt Joseph v Tunkhannock Area SD TTA 03-16
Joseph Moffitt has appealed the decision of the Board of Education of the Tunkhannock Area SD dismissing him as a professional employee.
2017Burnett Ronald H v School District of Philadelphia School Reform Commission TTA 04-16
Ronald H. Burnett, III has appealed to the Secretary of Education the decision of the School Reform Commission to terminate his employment as a professional employee with the School District of Philadelphia
2016Bullard Heath v Bethlehem Area Vocational School TTA 07-15
Heath C. Bullard appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Joint Operating Committee of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School dismissing him from employment with the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (AVTS).

2016Erdlen Richard v Lincoln IU No 12 - TTA 04-15
Richard J. Erdlen, Jr. appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the LIU dismissing him from his position as a professional employee with the LIU.
2016Fitzpatrick Staci TTA 01-16
Staci Fitzpatrick appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the McKeesport Area School District. Ms. Fitzpatrick avers that she was unlawfully demoted to the position of Assistant Principal.
2015Giansante Joseph v. City of Pittsburgh Board of Education (TTA 06-15)
Joseph Giansante has appealed the decision of the Board of Education of the City of Pittsburgh dismissing him as a professional employee.
2014Hammond, Darla Dr. v. Chester Upland School District TTA 01-14
2013Barnet, Davaun v Penn HIlls School District, TTA 5-13
2013Cutler. Elaine v. Bellefonte Area School District 1-13
2013Damiano, Gwendolyn v. Scranton School District - TTA 02-13
2013Zollars, Jeffrey v. Moon Area School District, TTA 04.13
2013Furst, Stephen v. Easton Area School District (TTA 03-13)
Stephen T. Furst appeals to the Sec. of the PA Dept. of Ed. from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Easton Area SD demoting him from the position of Director of Teaching and Learning K-12 to a middle school principal position. 
2012Johnson, Jodi v. Southeastern Greene SD TTA 01-12
2012Serge Vladimirsky v. School District of Philadelphia TTA 02-12
2012Samuelsen, Andrew v. Hanover Public SD - TTA 03-13
2011Buske, Tara v. Neshaminy SD - TTA 04-11
2011Butterfield, Andrea Christine v. Dover Area School District - TTA 05-11
2011DiBattista, Angela v. McKeesport Area SD -TTA 02-11
2011Jones, Ellis v. School District of Philadelphia TTA 01-11
Ellis Jones, Appellant, appeals the decision of the School Reform Commission ("SRC)") of the Philadelphia School District ("District"), terminating his employment with the District as a professional employee.
2011Jones, Ellis v. SD of Philadelphia TTA 01-11
2011Migliore, Richard W. v. Philadelphia City SD TTA 03-11
2009Policastro, Carole v. Steel Valley SD (TTA 06-09)
Dr. Carole Policastro appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Steel Valley School District demoting her from Director of Elementary Education to an elementary teacher.
2009Robinson, Kimla v. SD of Philadelphia (TTA 01-09)
Kimla Robinson appeals her dismissal by the School District of Philadelphia.
2009Rose, Gertrude v. SD of Philadelphia (TTA 05-09)
Gertrude W. Rose appeals the decision of the School Reform Commission of the School District of Philadelphia terminating her employment with the district.
2009Rose, Vicky v. SD of Pittsburgh (TTA 04-09)
Vicky Rose petitioned for Appeal Nunc Pro Tunc of her dismissal by School District of Pittsburgh Board of Education.
2009Waters, Eric v. Harrisburg SD (TTA 07-09)
Eric L. Waters appeals the decision of the Board of Control of the Harrisburg School District terminating his employment with the district.
2008Madden, Jeffrey v. Perkiomen Valley SD (TTA 05-08)
Description:  On June 1, 2009, Jeffrey Madden filed a petition for Allowance of Appeal Nunc Pro Tunc with the Secretary of Education.  The Board of Directors of Perkiomen Valley School District filed a response to the petition on June 17, 2009.  Subsequently, the parties and the appointed hearing officer agreed that the parties would file briefs supporting their respective positions.  After consideration of the petition, the response, and the parties’ briefs, and for the reasons set forth below, Mr. Madden’s Nunc Pro Tunc appeal is denied.
2008McCauley, Ronald v. Lenape AVTS (TTA 04-08)
Ronald J. McCauley appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Joint Operating Committee of the Lenape Area Vocational-Technical School demoting him from full-time instructor to a part-time instructor.
2008McFerren, Lee v. Farrell ASD (TTA 03-08)
Lee V. McFerren appeals the decisions of the Board of School Directors of the Farrell Area School District terminating his employment with the district.
2008Sargent, Judith v. Schuylkill Valley SD (TTA 02-08)
Judith Sargent appeals the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Schuylkill Valley School District, terminating her employment with the district.
2007Chapleskie, Marilyn v. Williams Valley SD (TTA 02-07)
Marilyn Chapleskie filed an appeal with the Secretary of Education of the decision of Williams Valley School District's Board of School Directors suspending her without pay for ten days.
2007Reifer, Rox-Ann v. Williamsport ASD (TTA 01-07)
Rox-Ann Reifer appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Williamsport Area School District terminating her employment with the district.
2006Kemp, Mascari, Tyler, Brown v. City of Pittsburgh Public SD (TTA 01-06)
Cassandra Richardson Kemp, Richard Mascari, Lorraine Eberhardt Tyler, and Margaret O. Brown appeal to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the City of Pittsburgh Public School District demoting them from their respective positions.
2006Rizzo, Gene v. Appollo-Ridge SD (TTA 02-06)
Gene Lawrence Rizzo filed an appeal with the Secretary of Education of the decision of the Apollo-Ridge School District dismissing him from this position with the District.  In response, the District filed a Motion to Transfer Appeal for Lack of Substantive Jurisdiction.
2005Flickinger, A. Bradley v. Lebanon SD (TTA 02-05)
A. Bradley Flickinger appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Lebanon School District dismissing him from his position with the District as a professional employee.
2005Kline, Faith v. Loyalsock Township SD (TTA 01-05)
Faith Kline appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Loyalsock Township School District Board of Directors dismissing her from her position as elementary school principal.
2005Lancaster, Adrienne v. Carlynton SD (TTA 03-05)
Adrienne Lancaster appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Carlynton School District demoting her from her position as Curriculum Director to that of Director of Pupil Services.
2005Papada, Albert v. Pine Grove Area SD (TTA 04-05)
Albert J. Papada appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Pine Grove Area School District demoting him from his position as an elementary school principal to a teaching position. 
2004Becker, Donald v. York County School of Technology (TTA 04-04)
Donald Becker appeals from the decision of the York County School of Technology (YCST) refusing to credit him with 107.5 days of sick leave that he accumulated while teaching at YCST from 1970-71 through 1978-79.
2004Belas, Carol v. Juniata County SD (TTA 02-04)
Carol J. Belas appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Juniata County School District dismissing Ms. Belas from her position with the District.
2004Curl, Shirley v. Solanco SD (TTA 01-04)
Dr. Shirley K. Curl appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Solanco School District to terminate her employment without conducting a pre-termination hearing.
2004Curl, Shirley v. Solanco SD (TTA 01-04a)
Shirley K. Curl appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Solanco School District dismissing her from the position of Director of Instructional Services.
2004Jones, Eleanor v. Pittsburgh Board of Education (TTA 03-04)
Eleanor Jones appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Pittsburgh Board of Education to demote her to the position of Assistant Principal.
2004Turner, Brenda v. Wilkinsburg SD (TTA 05-04)
Dr. Brenda G. Turner appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Wilkinsburg School District demoting her from her position as an elementary school principal to a teaching position.
2003Clugston, Cecil v. Franklin County CTC (TTA 04-03)
Cecil Clugston appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Joint Operating Committee of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) dismissing Mr. Clugston from his employment with FCCTC.
2003Hajzus, Thomas v. Peters Township SD (TTA 01-03)
Dr. Thomas J. Hajzus appeals to the Secretary of Education from the decision of the Board of School Directors of the Peters Township School District concluding that Dr. Hajzus was not demoted.
2003Hasson, Edwin v. Glendale SD (TTA 05-03)
Dr. Edwin Hasson appeals the decision of the Board of Directors of the Glendale School District dismissing him from his position as Superintendent of Schools.
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