NC teacher license discipline page updated after seven months

The website that logs actions against North Carolina teacher licenses has finally been updated after a seven-month gap.

Thirteen new actions were added to the existing nine on the list. Eight of the newly added actions involve sexual contact of some kind with a student.

MONTH
LAST NAME
FIRST-MIDDLE NAMES
ACTION
REVOCATION REASON
Jan
Hartlieb
Jennifer
Auto Revocation
Convicted-Crime against nature
Jan
King
Brian T.
Vol. Surrender
Other-inappropriate text messaging w/student
Jan
Morettie
Michael
Auto Revocation
Convicted-Disseminating harmful material to a minor
Jan
Naas
Charles R.
Auto Revocation
Convicted-Indecent liberties with minor
Jan
Sessoms
Joshua T.
Auto Revocation
Convicted-Statutory rape of a child Jan 2019
Feb
Garrigus
Laura H.
Vol. Surrender
Convicted-Indecent liberties with a student
Mar
Mayes
Harley
Vol. Surrender
Other-Inappropriate communication w/student on social media
Mar
Maddrey
Christie
Vol. Surrender
Other-Inappropriate communications on social media
Mar
Swinson
Rebecca
Auto Revocation
Convicted-Sex act with student/Indecent liberties with student
Jun
Snider
Beverly
Reprimand
DWI
Jun
Morton
Bruce
Suspension
Inappropriate communications of a sexual nature with student
Jun
Allen
Julia
Reprimand
Inappropriate communications with students
Jun
Shomaker
Leah
Suspension
Use of an unlawful substance during school
Jul
Covington
Derrick
Voluntary surrender
Sexual misconduct
Jul
Charles
Joezell
Voluntary surrender
Inappropriate communication of a sexual nature with students
Jul
Kelly
Michael Earl
Surrender of License
Sexual misconduct
Aug
Hughes
Ivette
Suspension
Falsification of credentials
Aug
Bare
Phillip R.
Suspension
Possession of drug paraphernalia and under the influence at school
Sep
Brown
Christopher J.
Voluntary surrender
Sexual misconduct
Sep
Busch
Jonathan Conrad
Auto revocation
Sexual misconduct
Sep
James
Kenan David
Surrendered license as ordered by court
Sexual misconduct and inappropriate communication with student
Sep
Corbett
Marcia Cecile Hicks
Voluntary surrender
Inappropriate relationship with students

The updated discipline list includes Michael Earl Kelly, who plead guilty to nearly sixty charges involving sexual abuse of students in New Hanover County Public Schools that spanned almost two decades.

Kelly was sentenced in June by Judge John Nobles to 16 to 24 years in prison on the most serious charge of first-degree Sexual Exploitation of a minor and Statutory Sex Offense with a child. Another 20-84 months (up to 7 years) was added for Kelly’s additional 57 charges which were consolidated for judgment. The additional years will be served following completion of the first sentence.

Also of note on the above list is Ivette Serrano Hughes, who was arrested in July by the Johnston County Sheriff’s office and was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense for using a fake diploma and for using a falsified resume.

Her husband, Torians Hughes was arrested in June and charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense after an 8-month long investigation which revealed he had lied about his education history and criminal record when applying to teach in North Carolina. A judge issued Hughes a $15,000 bond and a future court date of July 18.

Torians Hughes’ license is still listed as valid and does not appear on the license discipline and revocation list.

The Department of Public Instruction still has not returned my request for comment regarding an alleged backlog of teacher license discipline case files due to them being unexecuted or unsigned by the Superintendent.

Since January 1, this website has logged and is tracking 47 teacher arrests

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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