English teacher proves ESOL training; five more face firing

TAMPA — The number of Hillsborough County public school teachers up for suspension because of a missing teaching credential is down to five.

Mitchell Rebenstorf of Wharton High School was put on notice that he had not obtained his endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages, a requirement for many teachers with students whose first language was not English.

His name appeared on a Hillsborough County School Board agenda and in Thursday's Tampa Bay Times.

But later Thursday, spokesman Stephen Hegarty said Rebenstorf in recent days has provided documentation that he has the needed training.

Failure to do so would result in suspension without pay, an interim step before a teacher is fired. The School Board will vote on five similar cases Tuesday. All of the teachers have had multiple warnings, Hegarty said.

Rebenstorf teaches English.

English teacher proves ESOL training; five more face firing 07/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:23pm]

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