Former Triton Principal Involved in Sex Scandal Denied Certificates

Catherine DePaul pleaded guilty last year to not reporting teachers involved in a sex scandal at the school in 2012.

Former Triton Principal Catherine DePaul. (Patch File Photo)
Former Triton Principal Catherine DePaul. (Patch File Photo)
Former Triton Regional High School Principal Catherine DePaul will not be permitted to keep her teaching and administrative certificates following her involvement in a sex scandal at the school, the Courier Post reports.

DePaul was one of two administrators charged in 2012 with not reporting information she had about three teachers who were engaging in sexual activity with students.

She pleaded guilty to a disorderly persons offense last year. She received one year's probation and was forced to give up her certificates.

She argued that giving up her certificates amounted to giving up her identity, according to the report. The State Board of Examiners rejected her argument on Monday.

DePaul and former Vice Principal Jernee Kollock were both charged with withholding information about sexual relationships between the teachers and the students. Charges weredropped against Kollock the day after she resigned, according to the report.

Jeffrey Logandro, Nicholas Martinelli and Daniel Michielli were the three teachers charged.  All three eventually pleaded guilty.

stephaniebelcher March 04, 2014 at 02:21 PM
So one resigns and all charges are dropped, meaning this person will probably have another job in another district and another who claims she will lose her identity if her certificates are revoked. Its too late for that. Whether her certs are taken or not, I will still view her as helping a predator who, also, over looks the best interest of the students in the school she works for.
Paul J. DiBartolo March 04, 2014 at 08:40 PM
Hey, Catherine DePaul , you can be assured that we the taxpayers are crying a river. Actions have consequences; you of all people should understand that.


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