2 Stamford school administrators will not return

- FILE - Donna Valentine. November 12, 2014 (WTNH)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-  Two administrators at Stamford High School, charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between a student and teacher, will not return to their posts.

According to Superintendent Winifred Hamilton, former Stamford High principal Donna Valentine will not be returning to the school, nor will assistant principal Roth Nordin.

Valentine and Nordin were arrested in October for failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a 18-year-old student.

The principals were allowed into the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitation program, which will dismiss all charges made against them if successfully completed.

Police say Valentine and Nordin failed to report to the Department of Children and Families that SHS teacher Danielle Watkins, 32, was sleeping with one of her students this past year.

Watkins has pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. She will serve a minimum of nine months in prison and a maximum of four years in prison. She will be placed on probation for 10 years and must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Last week, a third Stamford High administrator, assistant principal Angela Thomas-Graves, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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