Embattled Dunedin high teacher to retire
Maria Raysses-Whipple, the embattled Pinellas teacher who generated scores of written complaints from students and teachers over three decades, is retiring. Whipple, 61, was profiled in a March St. Petersburg Times story that documented a long history of accusations that she botched grades, belittled students and outraged parents.
She'll receive a lump sum of $57,866 from the state in deferred retirement benefits. Her pension will be $2,460 per month.
Read more here. Whipple's retirement letter is attached below.