Fat Lady Has Sung For Famously Tempermental Grosse Pointe Choir Teacher
Grosse Pointe South High School choir director Ellen Bowen was known for being a great teacher and having a bad temper.
Allegedly hitting -- tapping? -- a student on the head with his own cell phone might be the tantrum that ends her career, according to Grosse Pointe Patch's Nancy Nall Derringer.
The Grosse Pointe Public School System administration issued a press release late Monday announcing plans to pursue her termination.
The release read, in part: "At this time, the administration of the Grosse Pointe Public School System is working with legal counsel to prepare written charges to be filed with the Board of Education, pursuant to the Teachers’ Tenure Act, recommending the termination of Ms. Bowen’s employment. Once completed, the Board of Education will decide at a public meeting whether to proceed upon the tenure charges."