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Defenders praise embattled teacher

April 8, 2014

Morning News — Leslie Mielke Elaine Asmus listens to testimony at her due process hearing Monday evening in the Snake River High School Auditorium.

After 14 hours of testimony, the due process hearing for Snake River High School science Asmus has concluded.
The hearing started on Friday and lasted from 3 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. that evening. The hearing resumed Monday at 6 p.m. and concluded at 11:50 p.m.
The defense started presenting its case at 8:40 p.m. on Friday.
Teachers were called and expressed their opinions that Elaine is a good teacher and works well with students and many colleagues.
Jennifer Vogler has been a teacher in the Snake River School District for 23 years “and counting.” She has been a seventh and eighth grade math teacher for the past five years.
“I have never observed [Asmus] be cruel and I have never seen her do or say anything to hurt another person,” said Vogler.
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