Pa. educators discplined for cheating on PSSAs since 2011
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Last nameFirst nameAction TakenDate of actionGroundsPositionDistrict/School
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O'RourkeLola MarieSurrender in Lieu of discipline against principal letter of eligibility and supervisory certificate3/7/2013Allegations that Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by erasing and changing student answers, directing others to review secure test documents, giving answers to students, and storing test materials in an unsecure location.PrincipalSchool District of Philadelphia - Locke Elementary
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McCreeryBarbara L.Surrender in lieu of discipline against Adm. II certificate3/20/2013Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSASecondary PrincipalSchool District of Philadelphia - cited for actions at Communications Tech; retired as principal of Bok Tech
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ConwayThomas R.Suspension (Admins - 4/29/13 - 4/29/16) (Inst. II - 12/14/12 - 6/30/13)4/29/2013Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the statewide assessment by failing to follow proper procedures related to the handling and storage of secure documents, and by reviewing the assesment for the purposes of creating an answer keyAssistant or Vice PrinicpalPhiladelphia Electrical & Tech Charter HS
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PaulusRonald B.Suspended (6/25/13 - 8/25/13)5/9/2013Allegations: Failed to follow proper PSSA test administration proveduresTeacher (English/Communications 10-12)School District of Philadelphia - Bok Tech
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TurkSusanPublic Reprimand5/29/2013Allegations: Violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by reviewing math problems from the PSSA with her students prior to them taking the test the next dayTeacherErie
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FoleyNicholas J.Public Reprimand10/9/2013Allegation: Educator breached test securityTeacherQuakertown
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SweigartPerry O.Public Reprimand4/11/2014Allegation: violated integrity and security of PSSAScience teacherPenn-Delco
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LattaKurt W.Public Reprimand4/26/2014Allegations: Educator deviated from PSSA testing protocol and procedure during the administration of the 2009 PSSATeacherSharpsville Area
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ReardonMichael A.Surrender5/20/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by engaging in multiple PSSA testing administration violations over the course of multiple yearsTeacherSchool District of Philadelphia - Welsh Elementary
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ManningRobert L.Surrender5/22/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of PSSA by failing to investigate and report allegations of testing improprieties when notified and attempting to hinder the subsequent investigation of alleged testing improprietiesPrincipalSchool District of Philadelphia - Elverson Military Academy
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BraticRadovanSurrender5/30/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by engaging in multiple PSSA testing administration violations over the course of multiple yearsTeacherSchool District of Philadelphia - cited for actions at Elverson
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GoldsteinAleneSurrender6/16/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by engaging in multiple PSSA testing administration violationsTeacherSchool District of Philadelphia - Olney Elementary
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PatselasPhyllis R.Surrender6/18/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by engaging in multiple PSSA testing administration violationsTeacherSchool District of Philadelphia - Olney Elementary
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DillardDeborah EdwardsSurrender6/23/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by engaging in multiple PSSA testing administration violationsTeacherSchool District of Philadelphia - Elverson Military Academy
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DeFinnisSally L.Public Reprimand7/14/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by failing to maintain the security of the test documents and by providing improper assistance to a student taking the PSSAPrincipalBerwick Area
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MeltonArthur L.Surrender7/17/2014Allegations: Educator violated the integrity and security of the PSSA exams for multiple yearsPrincipalSchool District of Philadelphia - Bok Tech
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BernalGenaPublic Reprimand8/5/2014Allegations: Educator shared knowledge of specific questions and general content on 2010 PSSA Science Assessment with colleaguesBiology teacherPenn-Delco
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Mason (Moore)Stephanie M.Suspension (4/20/10 - 4/23/10)10/6/2014Allegations: Provided inappropriate assistance to students during administration of 2010 PSSATeacherPenn-Manor
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KopetskyDeborah A.Public Reprimand2/17/2015Allegations: Violated the integrity and security of the PSSA by failing to maintain the security of the test documents and failing to ensure staff received proper training related to administration of PSSA examsPrincipalReading
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SciamannaPartricia A.Suspension (2 years)4/8/2015Allegations: Violated the security of the PSSA exams from 2009-2011Test coordinatorChester Community Charter
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GrayDarlynn L.Surrender4/24/2015Allegations: Violated the integrity and security of the PSSA examsPrincipalSchool District of Philadelphia - McDaniel Elementary
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BersonEllenSurrender6/23/2015Allegations: Violated the integrity and security of the PSSA examsAssistant or Vice PrinicpalSchool District of Philadelphia - McDaniel Elementary
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WagnerDianne C.Public Reprimand8/29/2015Allegations: Provided inappropriate assistance to special education students during administration of 2009 PSSA examsSpecial education teacherFleetwood Area
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Note: the Notebook was unable to confirm if any of these educators were cited for actions in districts other than the ones listed here.
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