The former teacher admitted to hiring a former student to do some of her work
An ECOT teacher has been fired for hiring a former student to teach her class and grade student papers assignments. That teacher is Marilyn Hiestand, a resident of Hillsboro.
Nick Wilson of Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow said that the former student taught lessons, graded papers and had access to students’ personal information.
Hiestand taught from her home in Hillsboro, and according to her personnel file, she offered a response to the situation. She admitted to hiring a former student to assist her, claiming she didn't know that was a hiring offense.
More classes are being taught via webcam, in hopes of preventing this in the future.