Judge raises bond for Stamford teacher

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Judge Alex Hernandez raised the bond former Stamford High School English teacher Danielle Watkins must post by by $121,000 in cash. For her to be released on the new charges, she would need to post a total of $146,000 in cash. ORIGINAL POST: STAMFORD — A Stamford High School teacher fired last […] [Read More]

Board of Education votes to make communication with attorney public

The Stamford Board of Education voted 7-0 on Thursday night to release its lawyers from attorney-client privilege regarding any communications related to the Stamford High School scandal. Despite allotting time on the evening’s agenda for an executive session, the board discussed the measure and conducted the vote in an open meeting. The measure, which was […] [Read More]

Stamford High principals will not return

3:17 PM Update Stamford High School principals will not return, Superintendent says. They remain in paid suspension. Board of Education’s Jackie Heftman says Board still has confidence in Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s leadership. Kathryn Emmett says full written report will be made public, and will be available at the end of February. Original post (2:32 PM) STAMFORD — […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]

Stamford High principals’ case continued

STAMFORD — The state Superior Court judge reviewing the cases of the two Stamford High School administrators charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a student, has delayed a decision on granting them a special form of probation for a week. Judge Richard Comerford said he has been given […] [Read More]
Categories: Court, Crime, Education

Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]

Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

Villa Maria students belt out the Fab Four at annual show

It was Beatlemania at Villa Maria Education Center last Friday night when budding rock stars/students performed songs by the Fab Four as part of an annual spring talent show dubbed “Come Together.” Among the songs the kids sang to a crowd of parents at the Stamford school Friday were “Here Comes the Sun,”  “Octopus’ Garden”, […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Education