DOUGLAS, WY - The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board has suspended the teaching license of a Douglas woman accused of having sexual relationships with two 18-year-old students.
According to the board's disciplinary report in the case, Ashlee Tillard agreed to have her license suspended on Aug. 17. She was a special education teacher at Douglas High School.
The board report stemmed from a complaint filed by Converse County School District Superintendent Dan Espeland.
Board executive assistant Ashley Graham tells the Casper Star-Tribune that the board continues to investigate the matter and will issue a final action later.
The Douglas School Board issued a statement saying, “…the district was not aware of inappropriate conduct by an employee with a student while they were employed by this district. Furthermore, the district was not aware of any facts or concerns about inappropriate conduct at the time any employees separated from the district. The district was made aware of these recent allegations through the sheriff’s department and the county attorney’s office, and not until after their employment ended. As of right now, we are unaware of any inappropriate conduct by current employees of the district, but it remains something that is being investigated, and something we will remain vigilant about to see that it’s prevented or stopped.”
Another former Douglas teacher has been charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student.