Former Dothan, Al. School Superintendent Sues After Sexual Harassment Allegations
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Timothy Wilder is suing former employer, the city of Dothan, Alabama school district after he was fired as school superintendent after a complaint by another school employee for alleged sexual harassment.
Timothy Wilder is on Glades County Schools Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School page as the school principal,
Wilder was terminated November 14 in a unanimous vote by the school board after the Dothan school board's attorney presented what was described as inappropriate text messages from Wilder to various recipients.
The school system's former public relations director and grant writer Torrie Ethridge reportedly testified that she resigned from her job because of harassment by Wilder, and said he related a graphic description of a dream of a sexual encounter in a gas station bathroom he allegedly had about her.
Wilder says he was terminated on a "mere allegation" and said the board did not due a full investigation, not giving him a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
Wilder had been on the Dothan City School board in the 1990s previous to his position as Superintendent of Schools. He was Superintendent of Schools for Gulf County, Fl in 2004-2010, following his father who was also Superintendent of Schools. His wife was employed by the Dothan school system as a teacher.
Glades county, Fl. Superintendent of Schools, Scott Bass is a 1994 graduate of Troy University in Troy, Alabama.