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.


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