Teacher fired after offering students rewards in exchange for massages

Cheryl Grampa 
By: Hydar Tomar 

A female teacher was fired after she offered her students rewards in exchange for body massages, according to school officials.

The former Broward County teacher accused of soliciting massages has now lost her license to teach in the state of Florida.

The state Education Practices Commission issued an order this month for Cheryl Grampa, 46, who taught at Cooper City Elementary School before resigning.

School district investigators said that Grampa offered rewards in exchange for massages. One of the boys touched her breasts and vaginal area and she failed to notify the school administration about the inappropriate behavior, according to the state complaint.

After investigating the incident, school district officials decided against filing criminal charges, according to press reports. The School Board instead voted in favor of a suspension for five days and ordered her to classroom management.

However, two psychological evaluations found her "unfit for duty as a teacher." She resigned, according to state records.

Grampa, who is now listed as living in Bellaire, Texas, did not attend the debate held in Florida regarding her teaching license.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, who was not in the district where the case was investigated, said he does not know why she was not fired immediately, but thinks the license revocation was appropriate.