Professional Conduct Committee Hearing Decisions Resulting in Suspension or Cancellation

Penalties for unprofessional conduct

After a teacher is found guilty of unprofessional conduct, a professional conduct committee can impose a range of penalties, including

  • oral and written reprimands,
  • fines, and/or
  • suspension or cancellation of ATA membership.

Suspensions and cancellations of membership in the ATA are the most significant penalties and include a recommendation to also suspend or cancel the investigated member’s teaching certificate.

What happens when a suspension expires?

Once the term of their suspension expires, a teacher is not automatically eligible to begin teaching again in public, separate or francophone school divisions.  Rather, the member must have their ATA membership reinstated. This means they must apply to the Association and present their case for reinstatement before Provincial Executive Council.

Published Hearing Decisions

Below is a list of teachers who have had their membership either suspended or cancelled, since 1997, by the Alberta Teachers’ Association as a result of unprofessional conduct. Click the case number to access the hearing report.

Decisions with a lesser penalty are publicly available upon request, by sending an e-mail with the investigated member's name to mark.milne@ata.ab.ca.

Defendant Name Case Number Hearing Date Suspension/Cancellation
ABIDA, Lazhar ND1417/1448  2018 12 03 Suspension, one year
AITCHESON, Mark ND1386             2018 12 12 Suspension, two years
ALLEN, Casey Stuart ND242  2002 08 08 Cancellation
AMBROSE, Bonny Ann ND56  2001 03 21 Suspension, one year
AMERONGEN, Max von Tats ND13 1999 06 09 Cancellation
ANDREWS, Dax ND510  2006 03 16 Cancellation
ANGELES, Francis ND705 2008 11 06 Suspension, one year
ARIAS, Edwin ND1403 2021 06 21 Cancellation
ASAPH, David ND230  2002 03 21 Cancellation
BAIN, Barret Mitchell ND1187  2016 05 30 Cancellation
BARTH, John ND356  2005 03 07 Cancellation
BEGRAND, Steven ND688  2010 02 05 Suspension, one year (amended on appeal)
BELKE, David ND1700/1706  2020 10 08 Cancellation
BERERTON, James ND205  2002 01 04 Cancellation
BORER, Traci-Ann ND427 2006 05 10 and 06 12 Suspension, 6 months
BOSTROM, Ryan Ray ND1125  2015 03 26 Cancellation
BREAKEY, Lee ND1494  2019 06 18 Suspension, 3 months
BUCKLEY, Mark Patrick ND1238  2017 11 06 Cancellation
BURNETT, Kenneth ND35 1998 01 22 Cancellation
CHILTON, Amanda ND943  2013 06 21 Suspension, six years (amended on appeal)
CLARK, BRIAN ND1599  2020 02 03 Cancellation
CLOW, Albert ND8 1997 04 14 Suspension, two years
CONROY, Corey ND1647  2021 06 23 Suspension, two years
DAIGLE, Marc Richard ND1402  2020 01 24 Cancellation
DANDURAND, Rachelle ND1620  2020 11 24 Cancellation
DAVIES, Peter Sior ND821  2011 11 21 Cancellation
DAVIS, Douglas S ND133 2000 10 10 Cancellation
DEERING, Wade Stuart ND1507/1513/1514/ 1515  2020 03 30 Cancellation
DESJARDINS, James ND483/501  2006 07 05 Suspension, 4 years
DOONANCO, Deborah ND1135  2021 06 25 Cancellation
DUNLOP, Morley J ND131  2000 04 25 Suspension, one year
EDWARDS, Tracy Lyn ND1029  2014 01 28 Suspension, one year
ESZCZUK, Jared John ND618/634  2010 05 12 Suspension, one year
FAYAD, Esim ND969  2013 03 18 Cancellation
FINDLAY, Robert M ND225  2004 04 29 30 and 05 20 Suspension, 13 months
FINNIE, Cheyno ND254  2002 10 02 Cancellation (amended on appeal)
FORBES, James ND49 1999 10 18 Suspension, balance of the current school year
FRITZKE, Gregory ND848/857 2011 02 04 Cancellation
GARCELLANO, Marianella ND1020 2013 08 27 Suspension, 18 months
GHENT, William ND261  2002 10 01 Cancellation
GLENN, Brad Ashley ND858  2013 10 07 Cancellation
GREGORY, Michael ND397             2006 03 15 and 05 25 Suspension, one year
HANSEN, Ronald ND606  2008 10 02 Cancellation
HARDING, Hugh ND258  2002 10 18 Suspension, 8 months
HOWES, Norman ND1583  2020 09 29 Cancellation
IFTODY, Tammy Lynn ND314 2003 03 17 Suspension, 2 years and 3 months
JASTER, Jocelyn ND78 1999 06 23 Cancellation
JEWAN, Raymond ND385 2005 09 19 Suspension, six months
KABACHIA, Steven Irungu ND896  2014 11 19 Suspension, one year
KIRK, Paul ND252  2005 12 05 Cancellation
KIRKLAND, Bruce Harold ND232  2002 03 15 Suspension, 5 years
KOZENS, Gary John ND294  2002 12 05 Cancellation
KRAHN, Steven Peter James ND1323 2017 10 31 Suspension, one year
KRISTIAN, Jamey Brian ND1235  2017 03 15 Cancellation
LANG, Douglas ND1611/1619 2021 06 14 Cancellation
L, K ND1505 2021 09 27 Cancellation
LAPRADE, Lisa ND1073/1074  2015 06 01 Suspension, three years (amended on appeal) 
LEONG, Edward ND873 2011 05 10 and reconvened 2011 06 29 Suspension, two years
LETHEBE, Leonard Herbert ND754/755/777  2010 02 22 Cancellation
LIM, Tse Ming ND1001  2013 05 27 Cancellation
MACLELLAN, Paul J ND19 1998 01 21 Suspension, 5 years
MARTENS, Victor ND233 2001 12 19 Cancellation
MASSEY, Nelene ND968 2013 09 16 Cancellation
MASTEL, Bradly ND1033  2014 01 06 Cancellation
MAZUTINEC, Shane Cameron ND1121  2016 04 05 Cancellation
MCCRACKIN, Tyree ND340  2004 05 26 Cancellation
MCKERRALL, Steven ND1264  2017 03 22 Cancellation
MCNALLY, Mark ND579 2008 10 23 Cancellation
MCNAMEE, Graham ND124  2000 10 05 Suspension, 4 years
MENNES, Frieda ND1331  2018 03 01 commenced Cancellation (amended on appeal)
MILLER, John Christopher ND1021  2014 07 03 Cancellation
MITTELSTEADT, Brett Daniel ND1184  2016 09 30 Cancellation
NEUDECKER, Cari Marie ND1575  2020 04 08 Cancellation
NICKEL, Brian ND722  2010 02 04 Cancellation
OSTAPIW, Duane ND345  2005 05 26 Cancellation
P, A ND1433/1645  2020 09 10 Suspension, two years
PAOLINELLI, Robert ND942  2013 12 16 Cancellation
PAUL, Douglas ND377 2006 01 10 Suspension, one year 
PEGLAR, Murray M ND188  2002 02 08 Suspension, 5 years
PELLETIER, Louis-Georges ND1189 2016 04 11 Suspension, 6 months
PENNER, Timothy Wayne ND183  2003 05 29 Cancellation
PICKUP, Gordon W ND14 1997 09 11 and 12 16 Cancellation
R, D ND927 2013 01 10 Cancellation
R, S ND1305 2018 01 22 Cancellation
ROUTHIER, Raymond Jules ND95  2000 02 03 Cancellation
SALMON, Jentry ND1321/ND1372/ND1702
2022 10 01 Suspension, 2 years
SAMETZ, Daryl ND880  2014 06 19 Suspension, 6 months
SCHNAPP, Faryn ND889  2012 12 11 Suspension, four years
SCHNELL, Dwayne ND1610  2019 12 09 Cancellation
SCOTT, James Roy ND1265 2017 05 16 Suspension, 2 years
SHEWCHUK, Robyn R ND297 2003 12 11 Cancellation
SIMARD, Lori-Lee ND560  2008 03 17 Cancellation
SNOWDEN, Beverly-Ann ND85 2000 08 21 Suspension, 6 months (amended on appeal)
STAGG, Ritchie Scott ND46 1998 12 16 Cancellation
STURGEON, Christine ND511  2007 01 25 Suspension, one year
TAYLOR, Bruce Douglas ND217  2003 04 29 Cancellation
Teacher X              ND361 2004 09 30 Cancellation
THAI, Wayne ND845 2011 07 07 Suspension, 5 years
TOLMAN, Tracy ND542  2006 07 06 Cancellation
TRANTER (MASON), Jennifer Marie ND1080  2014 12 18 Cancellation
VERREAULT, Jean-Francois ND292  2003 04 14 Cancellation
WAGNER, Amy Belinda ND768 2011 06 08 Suspension, one year (amended on appeal)
WASYLYK, Trevor Jason ND1159  2016 02 26 Suspension, 2 years
WILSON, David ND1270/1271  2017 06 12 Cancellation
WINDRIM, Dennis ND54 1998 12 01 Suspension, one year
ZALOBA, Piotr Mariusz ND1041  2016 04 22 Cancellation

View more information on the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s processes related to teacher conduct, including information on how to file a request for investigation.