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OHIO VIRTUAL ACADEMY

Teacher: Melissa Knepp

Ableist Against Learning Disabilities

Teacher Complaint About: Ohio Virtual Academy - Melissa Knepp

Ohio, LUCAS
Author: Undisclosed
Grade: 12

Occur date: Oct 10 2013
Post date: Jul 23 2015, 11:49:51 AM

Teacher Complaint: Melissa Knepp - Ohio Virtual Academy

Melissa Knepp teaches Algebra at Ohio Virtual Academy and has for about 2 or 3 years now. She is one of two teachers who taught these cl***es at the time. Once she was made aware of my learning disability that affects math, she began to ridicule me. She would call me at inappropriate hours, call me "lazy," "stupid" and accuse me of not applying myself.

She also raised her voice at me and said I wasn't paying attention or else I'd understand. She refused to teach in any other way than the one she prefers for herself.

After hanging up on her due to emotional distress she caused over the phone, she would then begin to call my mother! She told my mother that autism was "caused" by pad parenting and that learning disabilities were "just excuses." She made claims over and over that LDs are not "real." When really, she's just an awful teacher who can't believe that she may have difficulty with some students learning needs!

She ***igned extra work and made my time in the e-cl*** room difficult. Other students with learning disabilities reported name calling, har***ment via phone and K-mail (the school's online messaging system) and singling out in the cl***room. She hates kids with mental health disorders and learning disabilities. She think it's entertaining to blame us for our differences and make our lives miserable.

I'm so glad that I was finally able to switch to the other teacher (although she was not trained to accommodate learning disabilities either and the school itself refused to test me, so we had to pay a private psychologist) and eventually graduate.

Melissa Knepp does not deserve to teach children.


OHIO VIRTUAL ACADEMY - SCHOOL INFORMATION:
Address: 1657 HOLLAND RD STE B - Ohio, LUCAS Phone: 419-482-0948

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