State reprimands three other Portland educators
This story has been updated.
Francesca Cronan is one of four Portland educators reprimanded in the past few months by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
The disciplinary actions were announced early this year, a bit of a lag in some cases because the state agency in charge of licensing teachers lacked a permanent leader for months until Anthony Rosilez started as executive director Jan. 1.
"I did notice that there was a backlog, and we've gotten that resolved," Rosilez said.
Here are the educators from Portland who were officially reprimanded since August, the last time the list was updated:
• Nov. 9, 2017: Elizabeth Caravaca, director of The Ivy School, a state public charter school in Northeast Portland, worked without an administrator's license for a full school year. Though she applied August 2015, Caravaca did not successfully obtain a license until Sept. 7, 2016. The commission issued a public reprimand, which carries no additional penalties.
• Nov. 9, 2017: Corina Donald, a Portland Public Schools teacher, had her license suspended for four years for reports dating back to 2015 that she was under the influence of alcohol at school. According to the TSPC findings, Donald blamed the smell on a Blazers game the night before and said she did not realize she was still under the influence when a Nov. 24, 2015, blood alcohol test showed her at 0.048 percent. She resigned from PPS in March 2016.
• Jan. 16, 2018: Tim Bowman, a former Portland Public Schools teacher, was reprimanded by default for failing to show up for his defense against charges of gross neglect of duty. The report describes a Feb. 9, 2016, incident in which Bowman lost his temper with a student attempting to enter the gym and struck a window hard enough for it to crack. Bowman resigned from PPS in July 2016. A two-year probation is on his license, provided he complies with competency and ethical standards.
• Jan. 19, 2018: Francesca Cronan's teaching license was revoked for an inappropriate relationship with a student, including sexual misconduct. (See the Tribune's full coverage: pamplinmedia.com/pt/391367.)
See the full list of educators reprimanded in Oregon at: www.tspc.state.or.us/discipline_list.asp?year=9999
UPDATE (4/9/18): This version has corrected information about Elizabeth Caravaca's role in The Ivy School, which opened in 2009, not 2015.
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