West Fargo teacher quits amid investigation over tweets
Posted April 12
WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo special education teacher being investigated for posting tweets that made fun of students and parents has quit.
Liberty Middle School officials say Sheridan Tihista's resignation is effective immediately and she will not be returning to the classroom. Their statement says officials will "do everything possible to make the remainder of the year positive and productive."
Tihista wrote tweets on her personal account that vented about the ways she said she was treated by students and parents. The school last Friday received a packet of her tweets from a group calling itself concerned parents of the West Fargo School District.
Tihista said she showed poor judgment and never meant to hurt people.
Tihista is a former Miss Montana who promoted education for children with disabilities for her platform.