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WATERLOO — A former Waterloo Community Schools’ teacher who misrepresented student progress monitoring data had her license suspended.

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners in Des Moines indefinitely suspended Joyce A. Schmidt’s teaching license and issued a written reprimand in March, according to the settlement agreement. The board received a complaint about Schmidt alleging various violations on Oct. 21, 2015, while she was a special education teacher in the district.

A board investigation revealed misrepresentation of the student data. No other details of incident were included in the agreement.

After the board found probable cause to proceed to a hearing, Schmidt agreed to a reprimand and completing an ethics course within a year. The board voted to suspend the license when she hadn’t completed the course during the allotted time. The suspension continues until the ethics course is complete, at which time she can request reinstatement.

In a separate incident, the board indefinitely suspended the teaching license of Trina M. Martin, whose last known address was in Waterloo. The order of indefinite suspension was issued on April 18. According a notice from the board, the suspension was occurring because it had received a certificate of noncompliance from the Iowa Department of Revenue regarding her teaching license.

No other information about the suspension is included in the order. A 2011 Courier story said Martin was a teacher at Expo Alternative Learning Center’s Grad Connection program. She is not currently listed as a staff member, according to Expo’s web site.


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