Former Baylor Administrator Resigns From California Private School After Sexual Allegations From Baylor Alum And Former Dallas Student

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A former Baylor School administrator has resigned at a private school in California after a former Baylor student along with a student at another school in Dallas, Tex., where she also taught came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.

The teacher resigned recently from Castilleja School in Palo Alto, though she currently faces no criminal charges. She was academic dean, head of the upper school, and assistant head of the school.

Barbara Kennedy, spokesperson for Baylor School, said, "Baylor School has been made aware that an English teacher at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, Calif. resigned in December.  Her resignation occurred after school officials there were contacted by two individuals, one of whom is a Baylor alum, who made an allegation of sexual misconduct by this teacher while she was employed at Baylor as an administrator in the 1980s.  

"Though this allegation reaches back more than two decades and we have no record of any misconduct, we are taking it very seriously, and appropriate authorities have been advised of the matter. 

"The care and safety of our students has always been, and continues to be, our foremost priority."

The other student is from a school in Texas. Both alleged incidents happened in the 1980s, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The newspaper said the teacher was placed on administrative leave and an investigation was started regarding the alleged inappropriate relationships.

The teacher resigned from the 6-12 grade school, though she denied the allegations.

The teacher was at Hockaday School in Dallas, Tex.,from 1973 to 1983 and at Baylor from 1985 to 1990. She also taught at Harpeth Hall in Nashville at one time.

The California school did not release the name of the teacher since no charges were brought.


Man Shot In Knee On W. 38th Street; Won't Cooperate With Police

A man was shot in the knee on West 38th Street on Monday afternoon. Police said he would not cooperate with the investigation. At approximately 4:59 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 262 West 38 th for a person shot.  Officers located a 22-year-old black male suffering from a single gunshot wound to his knee.  The victim was transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

2 Brothers Arrested For Armed Robbery At Dollar Store

Two brothers have been arrested for the armed robbery of the Dollar Store on 23rd Street that took place on July 3.  According to police, Dominique and Trevor Casteel came into the store with pistols, demanding money. The two cashiers working handed them the tills from the cash register, and then they said the men put the money in a drawstring bag and fled.  Bandanas ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Wamp Refuses To Stoop

With less than two weeks before the Aug. 7 th election and the last week of early voting now underway in Hamilton County, Congressional challenger Weston Wamp sounded upbeat and relaxed early yesterday afternoon. “I’m pleased to say that I believe we are right where we need to be … maybe even more than we had hoped.” Wamp, who is challenging two-term incumbent Chuck Fleishmann ... (click for more)

Prep Football Practice Starts Today

Coaches barking instructions, players blocking and tackling, quarterbacks and receivers working on timing routes and error-free handoffs to fleet-footed running backs.   In the greater Chattanooga area and throughout the state it can mean just one thing. It’s time for Prep Football 2014.   Today is the first official day ... (click for more)

NPSL National Championship To Be Played At Red Bulls Arena

The NPSL announced on Monday that the national championship match between Chattanooga FC and the Red Bulls U23 will be played on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.  The match will be played following an MLS match between New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution.   Local fans took to social media to appeal for the game to be played in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)