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Teacher education faculty and alumna develop powerful panel discussion: Responding to Educator Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools

January 28, 2020

On February 22 from 9 – 11 am, the graduate school’s Center for Community Engagement will be hosting a panel discussion to address the urgent and timely topic of educator sexual misconduct in schools. Developed by associate professor of teacher education Liza Finkel and secondary teacher education alumna Cheyenne Montgomery, this event brings together a panel of educational and legal professionals who will provide attendees with an overview of this increasingly reported issue, and describe their direct experiences in responding to and preventing it.

“I am so pleased that Lewis & Clark is able to offer this event,” says Finkel. “The topic of educator sexual misconduct in K-12 schools is one that we often don’t want to talk about, but one that we must. It is a persistent problem and one that we need to prepare all those who work in schools and with young people to recognize and report.”

Registration is required. Full details and registration for the event are available on CCE’s website.

After attending this session, participants will:

  • Know the law regarding the reporting of suspected sexual abuse/harassment of students by teachers in K-12 schools
  • Be able to identify signs of sexual abuse/harassment/grooming of students by teachers
  • Know when to report, who to report to, and how to report suspected sexual abuse/harassment of students by teachers in K-12 schools

Lewis & Clark’s elementary and secondary programs for beginning educators are grounded in social justice principles and empower candidates to address issues of equity in schools. Visit our website to learn more about the programs and becoming a teacher.

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