A Casey Middle School art teacher who was accused of “inappropriate contact” with a student has resigned as part of a plea deal with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Williamsville Central School District officials reported Thursday afternoon.
Donna Sleap, 49, has also surrendered her New York State teaching certification, according to a statement issued by Superintendent Scott Martzloff.
Sleap was charged in January with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with allegations of inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old male student. The district did not provide additional information about what Sleap pleaded to as part of her agreement with the District Attorney’s Office.
Williamsville administrators in January reported that Sleap was caught on video in what was “deemed to be inappropriate contact between Ms. Sleap and the student,” according to a joint statement issued by the school district and the Amherst Police Department in January.
“As educators, we are advocates for students, their safety and achievement, and can expect to be held to high standards of conduct at all times,” Martzloff said in a written statement. “The district would like to thank Assistant District Attorney Rosanne Johnson and her team as well as the Amherst Police Department for bringing this matter to closure.”