Two former Leon County principals, Karwynn Paul and Marilyn Jackson-Rahming, are listed on the recently released State of Florida Education Practices Commission agenda scheduled for March 4, 2020 in Orlando.
The hearing notice states that the assigned “Administrator Hearing Panel will take final agency action in matters dealing with the disciplining of administrators.”
Paul, the former principal at Riley Elementary, resigned in March 2018 after several women he worked with alleged he made sexual advances toward them on and off school grounds. Paul denied the allegations.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Rahming was removed as principal of Pineview Elementary School “after a district investigation found she had staff fake more than 400 parent Title I surveys, asked a custodian to help her with personal tasks on district time and had a former administrator paid as a substitute when teachers weren’t absent. In the investigative report, she denied all the allegations.”
Her contract was not renewed.
The Grievance Process
The Florida Department of Education Office of Professional Practice Services (PPS) administers a state-level grievance process that ensures appropriate disciplinary actions are taken against educators certified to teach in Florida.
The PPS investigates when facts are presented which show a violation has occurred as provided in Florida Statutes, and defined by rules of the State Board of Education. Such facts provide the basis to further investigate whether the educator has broken the law or violated the Principles of Professional Conduct, which outline the standards of conduct expected of certified educators in Florida.