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Embattled Dunedin high teacher to retire



whipple.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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 2:39pm]


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