Penta teacher resigns after poor conduct

PERRYSBURG – Penta Career Center’s board has accepted the resignation of a marketing education instructor
accused of inappropriate conduct.
Lisa Bell has taught at Penta for 10 1/2 years, and has worked with the DECA program. Her resignation was
effective Feb. 12, the same day she met with the board for 1 1/2 hours in executive session.
The recommendation to accept the resignation was approved at Thursday’s board meeting.
The list of offenses Bell is accused of include inappropriate and profane language and inappropriate
comments to a student or students in her classroom and during DECA leadership conference field trips.

She also apparently shared confidential information about students with a field trip chaperone, and has
shared student test scores with other students in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, among other accusations.
Also at the meeting, the board heard presentations from Nicole Lambert, of Bowling Green, on her
experiences at the ProStart Culinary Competition and her team’s management entry.
She, along with teammates Alexis Bailey, Maumee, and Brandi Alderman, Otsego, finished second out of 16
teams. They had to design their own restaurant, including menu, location, tax implication and
profit/loss margin.
The team won $20,250 in scholarships.
Christian Lau, Rossford, explained how his team competed in the culinary skills competition and won third
place out of 16 teams. His teammates included Victor Kern, Eastwood, Lexi Rupp, Anthony Wayne, and Tory
Thanasiu of Lake. They had to fix a meal from scratch in the allotted time, with no electric appliances.
Lau explained they hand-spun their own ice cream, and finished with three minutes to spare.
This team earned $13,500 in scholarships.
The board also learned an eighth-grade career expo has been scheduled for March 19-20. Fourteen of the 16
school districts served by Penta will attend one of those days.
This is a change from when each of the 16 district eighth-grade classes visited the career center, each
on a separate day.
"It was very disruptive to our school days," said Marshall Wolf, career services coordinator.

He said during the expo teachers won’t be "pushing programs, but careers that start here at
Included in a backpack for each of the estimated 2,400 students who will attend will be a list of jobs
currently available in Wood County.
After the meeting, Superintendent Ron Matter said Penta students have missed 14 days of school, and now
will attended classes through June 6.
Even if a student’s home school finishes the school year before that date, they will be expected to
finish their coursework at Penta.