Hayley Hallmark, a teacher in Niceville, Florida, has been accused of assaulting a student.
Hayley Close Hallmark Teaches Multiple Classes And Coaches At C.W. Ruckel Middle School. “6th Grade World Cultures, 8th Grade Advanced US History, University of West Florida, degree in History. Certifications: Social Sciences 6-12 and Middle Grades Integrated 5-9. Mrs. Hallmark has taught multiple subject areas, but social studies is by far her favorite! She previously taught at Bellview Middle School in Pensacola, Florida. She was the 2011 Escambia County Social Studies Teacher of the Year and 2011 History Fair Teacher of the Year. She is Coach of the Ruckel Rockettes Dance Team and Co-Coach of the Lady Ram Soccer Team. When not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, and soccer.” [C.W. Ruckel Middle School]
Hallmark Worked At Ruckel Middle School, Arrested By Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. “The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies arrested a teacher and coach at Ruckel Middle School. Hayley Hallmark, 35, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student between August 2018 and August 2020.” [WKRG]
Hallmark Is History Teacher, Dance And Soccer Coach. “She teaches history at Ruckel Middle School in Niceville. She also coaches the school’s dance team and is co-coach of the girls soccer team. In 2011, while working in Pensacola, she was named Escambia County’s social studies teacher of the year.” [Click Orlando]
Hallmark Charged With Lewd And Lascivious Conduct. “According to the The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Hayley Hallmark was arrested Friday evening on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure.” [WTVY]
Hallmark Reportedly Had A Two-Year “Relationship” With The Student. “Hallmark is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student between August 2018 and August 2020. Investigators say the victim was 15 when the relationship started. The report says the victim told investigators the relationship began with texts when she was in the 8th grade and progressed to ‘sexting’ when she was in the 9th grade. The relationship progressed to multiple physical encounters at multiple locations including at the school and Hallmark’s residence in Destin.” [WEAR]
Alleged Victim Reported Attack To School. “The student, now 17, confided with a high school teacher about the relationship with Hallmark. The teacher than reported it to the school resource officer on Thursday.” [CBS Miami]
She Will Be Suspended Without Pay. ““Okaloosa County teachers represent the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, and morality,” Superintendent Marcus Chambers said in a written statement. “When an educator fails to live up to that high standard, we’re all impacted. Student safety and well-being is our highest priority, and we expect our employees’ conduct to be consistent with that priority.”” [NWF Daily News]