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Nebraska Professional Practices Commission

Public Reprimands

Every effort has been made to assure accuracy in the following case histories, however, the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission does not guarantee complete accuracy of the information contained in this web site. Please direct questions, comments, or corrections to the NPPC office in writing or via e-mail at the addresses below.
 

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Case No. 92020, Lawrence Gorman:
Signed approximately seventeen (17) multi-disciplinary team reports involving special education or potential special education students as a psychologist when in fact he was not and knew that was not a psychologist.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

Case No. 92027, Max Allen:
Failed to provide local school board president and board members with specific budget information, failed to complete the 1991-92 budget properly, and misrepresented compliance with Rule 10 requirements.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

Case No. 93017, Lela Watts:
Knowingly employed an individual who did not hold a valid Nebraska teaching certificate as a substitute teacher.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 95-9, Case No. 95001, Constance Porzelt:
Found guilty of a charge of Theft by Shoplifting.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 96-4, Case No. 95034, Rodney Boss:
Pled no contest and found guilty of the misdemeanor offense of false statement by an employee regarding unemployment benefits. Was fined $250, required to make restitution of $2,002, and to serve 100 hours of community service.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 97-6, Case No. 96027, Justin L. Bossman:
Although Respondent pled guilty to a felony charge for striking his step-daughter with a closed fist on her buttocks and anal area, the court did not accept the plea. Consequently, the Commission did conclude that Respondent had committed an immoral act which was also an act involving moral turpitude, and issued a public reprimand.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand
 

NPPC Case No. 99-9, Case No. 98019, Richard Brommer:
The Respondent, at the time of a school superintendent, received compensation in excess of the amount specified in his contract without formal approval of the board. This was in the form of certain tools and equipment that he received which were paid for by the school districit. Additionally, the Respondent misrepresented information to the Nebraska School Activities Association regarding the head boy's basketball coach.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 00-5, William Schernikau:
Respondent made a fraudulent statement and failed to disclose material facts for which he was responsible to the Lincoln Public Schools in connection with a workman's compensation claim.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 00-8, Harold Jones:
The Respondent sexually harassed another educator.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 0207, Case No. 01005, Rebecca Mannigel:
Respondent spent several hours with a sixteen-year-old male student (not one of Respondent's students) during which time the student consumed alcohol. Respondent admitted to a lie to the student, the student's mother, and law enforcement respecting some of the evening's events and her involvement. The Respondent was found not guilty in the Seward County court of misdemeanor charges filed in that county.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 03-06, Case No. 02004, Paul Votruba:
Respondent used school district computer equipment to view, download, or forward sexually explicit pictures.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 03-07, Case No. 02007, Jeffrey Shane Talkington:
Respondent used school district equipment to view, download, or forward sexually explicit pictures.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 04-15, Case No. 03047, David Irwin:
Respondent was prohibited from having contact with a specified female in a Protection Order entered in Platte County, Nebraska. He violated that Protection Order and was found guilty of a misdemeanor. Respondent also made demeaning comments about Mitchell High School at a basketball game where he was the coach for Gordon Public School. Respondent further submitted two insufficient funds checks for payment of rent on school district property.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 06-05, Case No. 05012, Mary Margaret Keasling:
Respondent used inappropriate methods in attempts to control or modify the behavior of a special education student; was dishonest and encouraged a special education student to be dishonest to his parents in order to get a para-professional terminated; and was dishonest with a school official when confronted about taking pictures in the home of a para-professional.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 07-10, Case No. 07009, Debra Cavenee:
During the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years, the Respondent failed to report inappropriate conduct by a male teacher toward a female student, which was disclosed to the Respondent by the female student.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 07-14, Case No. 07030, Donnelle Saunsoci:
The Respondent failed to give prompt notice to her employer, the Santee Community School, of a change in her availability of service, and she failed to adhere fully to the terms of her contract with such employer.

NPPC recommendation - Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 15-06, Case No. 14052, Kim Staehr:  
Respondent failed to give prompt notice to her employer, of a change in her availability of service and the Respondent failed to fully adhere to the terms of a contract of appointment. 

NPPC recommendation – Public Reprimand

 

NPPC Case No. 15-16, Case No. 15020, Becky Kugler:
The Respondent administered the 4th grade NeSA-Writing Assessment to two special education students in violation of NeSA testing protocols, including writing on the students’ rough drafts.  Further, she admitted to administrators of the school district that she had violated testing protocols and had done so in previous school years.

NPPC recommendation – Public Reprimand