Melissa Hussain, the teacher who got in trouble over comments on her Facebook page, has been moved out of the classroom and into the Wake County school system's central office.
As noted in today's article, Hussain was reassigned late last month to be the district's coordinating teacher for middle school science. The reassignment comes after Hussain had been suspended with pay for more than a month while the school district investigated complaints from parents.
Hussain had been an eighth-grade science teacher at West Lake Middle School until February. Parents had complained about comments such as her calling it a "hate crime" that students had left a Bible on her desk and that she wouldn't let the incident "go unpunished."
Hussain will no longer interact directly with students.
In her new role, Hussain will support the development and delivery of curriculum, according to Michael Evans, Wake's chief communications officer. Evans said Hussain will work on among other things, developing instructional strategies including learning and teaching guides for classroom teachers and Blue Diamond assessments.
Whether the move is a promotion or a lateral step is in the eye of the beholder. Evans said Hussain will get the same salary of $32,640 that she had at West Lake.