Substitute teacher accused of drinking on the job

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A professional misconduct hearing will be held next week for a substitute teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board, who allegedly showed up to work drunk and consumed alcohol during school hours.

Charlotte Leone Passmore, also known as Charlotte Leone Carr, will go before the Ontario College of Teachers’ discipline committee next Thursday.

Passmore is accused of showing up to a morning sports practice at Lord Dorchester secondary school while drunk in September 2014. She allegedly remarked to the teacher supervising the practice that she had gone out the night before and was “feeling it.”

Two months later on November 12, 13, and 14, while substituting at Sir Frederick Banting secondary school in London, Passmore is alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol. On November 14, 2014, Passmore brought a can of beer to work, drinking it during school hours, the regulatory body’s notice of hearing claims.

Passmore is also accused of showing up to Lord Dorchester in May of the following year “in an unfit state and/or smelling of alcohol and/or with bloodshot eyes.”

The notice of hearing additionally outlines a history of Passmore missing work and notes she was convicted of impaired driving in 2012 which resulted in a 30-day jail sentence.

Passmore received her bachelor of education from Western University in 2010, one year after earning a bachelor of arts at Brock University.

She is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from her duties with the Thames Valley District School Board.