Meet Kelly Altenburg Horace Mann Teacher Daughter bullying Aiken Chaifetz she is the former teacher at Horace Mann elementary where she was caught on tape while she bullied 10 year-old Aiken along her aide Jodi Sgouros.
On February 17, Stuart Chaifetz decided he was doing all in his power to know what was happening with his son 10 year-old Aiken (who has autism), he was one of the students is Mrs. Kelly Altenburg (according to Fox, Kelly is a 25 year-old teacher and not in her 40′s)classroom at Horace Mann Elementary School, so he send Aiken wired, when the time to listed to the tape came Stuart was heart-broken, his son was the victim of bullying and worst of all the people who were bullying Aiken were his own teachers Kelly Altenburg and the aide who was only identified as Jodi Sgouros (her story here)
Friends of Kelly Altenburg who talked to media said that Kelly is not like that, she would never hurt a child’s feelings specially one with special needs, she is hiring a lawyer.
“It has been very one sided and they need to review a few things and come out with a statement to defend herself. It is unfair that he put her name out there on the internet without her being able to defend herself.”
“The accusations are very out of character. I don’t know if there has ever been an issue with this man before because I don’t work with her, but she wasn’t even in the office most of that day,”
According to Mr. Chaifetz’s follow-up video Kelly Altenburg is currently working Cherry Hill high School, a petition site has been created, requesting that Kelly Altenburg can’t teach at Cherry High or any other school again. In her linkedin profile Ms. Altenburg states that she is a teacher and consultant at Cherry Hill public school.
Or apparently not anymore this is a statement from Cherry Hill School..
STATEMENT FROM BOE PRESIDENT AND SUPERINTENDENT … In response to the recent media and social media attention regarding the district and Horace Mann Elementary School and, in an effort to communicate directly with our parents and community, Board of Education President Seth Klukoff and Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche presented the following statement at the April 24 Board of Education meeting.
“My fellow Board members and I certainly understand and share the concerns expressed by many members of the community,” said Mr. Klukoff. “We strongly believe that the district acted swiftly, appropriately and judiciously with regard to the staff in the classroom. What’s more, we are confident that these decisions were informed first and foremost by compassion for the students. We are proud of the many caring teachers and staff of our district who provide tireless dedication to our children and work ceaselessly to ensure that our classrooms are conducive to learning and growth.”
Dr. Reusche added, “In February, upon receiving a copy of an audio recording, the district undertook a thorough and rigorous investigation and, as we have previously noted, responded swiftly and appropriately. Although this is a personnel matter and there are specifics that I cannot legally address publicly, I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording.”
We used to have a picture of a person who we were told was Kelly at Horace Mann, we thanked our dear readers who told us about the mistake, we apologized for the inconvenience and for not acting sooner, we would like to ask if someone has a picture of the Kelly Altenburg, former teacher of Aiken, to let us know.