Opinion

A coach’s actions reflect on her school job

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jill Kimble was more than the head cook at Mary Ingles Elementary School. She also coached the cheerleaders at Riverside High School, which led school administrators to fire her as a head cook.

Over the Christmas break in 2007, Kimble hosted an overnight party at a cabin in Nicholas County. The trip was unauthorized. Afterward, the principal instructed her that all future out-of-county trips must have prior approval.

The next year, cheerleaders held another overnight Christmas party at the same cabin with Kimble and a parent as chaperones.

Not only did she disobey the Riverside principal but she posted online pictures of her and some of the cheerleaders in a hot tub. A few of the girls were topless. She called them “ho’s.”

 But there are no secrets online and parents later discovered the pictures. Five months after the party, on May 27, 2009, the school system suspended her without pay as a coach and as a head cook…

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