Hello family, friends, fellow educators and anyone else who may be reading this. Those of you who know me know that for the past 3-4 months I have been placed on administrative leave from my current school district and now they are moving to terminate me. I have a hearing scheduled for me to provide my defense and to show there is no just cause on the district’s part for termination. The date of the hearing will most likely be changed as I had to switch my legal representation.
This is why I need your help:
My legal defense is targeted to cost $7,500. I simply do not have that kind of money. Without it though, I will have to defend myself at the hearing. The district continues to try and bully their way through this by forcing my hand at having legal representation due to the process by which they are going about this. I could defend myself but the knowledge and expertise to do so is way above me. This hearing could very well determine whether or not I am able to continue with my job in order to provide for my family. That is what matters most to me as it would to any father and husband.
I need your help! Those of you who really know me know that I am not one to ask for help. There are a lot of things going on in the world and I don’t like asking among those but I have no choice.
In August of 2016, I had a local business sponsor the staff t-shirts. A local “activist” saw a picture of the shirts on Facebook and proceeded to dig into my Facebook page and find two posts she found “offensive”. I have always tried to keep my page “locked down” as most people do but through the facebook connection tree she found them. Neither post was there to offend. BOTH were between myself and family members. But, because certain people at the district’s administrative office wanted to use them to run me out of the district, they moved forward to where we are now.
I have a lot of support from people in the community and especially from the staff at my school. They have been awesome through this!! I have even had support from two of the local media outlets (links below).
Educators, this could happen to you at any minute. don’t think for a second that your First Amendment right protects you because it doesn’t. People like the ones after me will still try to ruin your career at any time. That is why I need your help. This can set a precedent across the country really. us educators and their families and friends need to stick together, as well as good people in the communities.
If you don’t know me and see this, PLEASE feel free to ask the person who sent it to you about me and read the info below. I have done nothing wrong and am trying to stand up for educators everywhere so this doesn’t happen to them.
PLEASE…. I need your help! Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated! the funds are going to cover my legal costs. No funny business!
I need to collect this as quickly as possible as the hearing is right around the corner. Even if the date is changed from the 8th, it won’t be long after that.
THANK YOU in advance! Again, I didn’t even want to do this page but I have no other choice. I MUST defend my rights and the rights of others. My family, the ones pictured, depend on me. Now I’m depending on you.
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