Q: Is it possible to get a texas teacher certificate reinstated after it was voluntarily surrendered permanently.
I am a former educator and in october 2012 I was brought into the district for inappropriate relationship with a student. They showed text messages we shared and asked i wanted to resign or have it go public. I resigned and in January I had my teaching certificate voluntarilly surrendered without opportunity for reinstatement I believe was the wording. I ended up teaching at a private school and coaching football for 5 years after that and now currently working in higher education. I went through a lawyer that was trying to see if it was possible for me to teach again maybe get my liscene reinstated or have the chance to retest for a new lisence. Something to be able to teach again. I spent a lot of money and they had me wait a 5 year grace period from when I surrendered which I did then they had gave me a big run around and I never got any results or answers out of it. I checked and my name does not come out on the tea do not hire list. Is it possible to get my liscence back.
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