GLENDALE— A teacher at Toll Middle School has sued Glendale Unified, claiming she was fired for clashing with the principal.
Five school district officials, include retiring Supt. Michael Escalante and Toll Middle School Principal Paula Nelson, are named in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of teacher Jennifer Pakradouni, who alleges the district retaliated against her because she was outspoken and clashed with Nelson.
Lawyers representing the district continue to investigate the dismissal, and requested several documents Monday from Pakradouni's lawyer, Anahid Agemian.
At the center of the case is why the district failed to provide a reason for Pakradouni's dismissal, Agemian said.
"When you don't follow due process, you do whatever you want, you're doing it to retaliate, and you're doing it to get away with something you know you wouldn't get away with," she said. "She was retaliated against for speaking up."