Ogdensburg Free Academy guidance counselor charged with aggravated DWI

Nov 20, 2013 Full story: Watertown Daily Times 31

State police arrested Kimberly A. Dishaw, 43, of Ogdensburg, at 2 p.m. for aggravated driving while intoxicated after she was found parked in the road just south of the city.

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fucntional alcoholic

Lake Placid, NY

#2 Nov 21, 2013
Has she hit rock bottom yet? Perhaps a trip to the high school psychologist would benefit her. Perhaps gudiance fron the Ogdensburg School Board would help guide her into rehabilitation. Perhaps 1000 hours of community service cleaning up all the bars every morning and sitting with the breakfast club drunks would EDUCATE her.

Functional Alcohloics are so good at covering up their faults and addictions. Is she doing her job?
Her daughter

Ogdensburg, NY

#4 Nov 21, 2013
How about before all of you ignorant people learned what is happening in someone's life before you judge someone. Yes I understand she works in a school but she is not the only school employee to have a dwi, another teacher has 2 just so you know. No she is NOT Jason Merria's girlfriend. But so all of you "concerned patrons" know she getting help and does not need people like you who just gossip all day because you have nothing better to do. If you knew my mom and all of the Shit she has been threw in her life you may just feel sorry for her because most of you never had the life she lived when she was little and she bettered herself from that. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, get over it.
NotAnyBetter

Pulaski, NY

#6 Nov 21, 2013
I know couple people that have taught there & they were friggin crack heads. Not. Saying that what she did was right but everyone has has there problems I'm glad she's getting the help that she needs good for her. I had her has a counselor & she really is a nice woman!
National Honor Society

Lake Placid, NY

#7 Nov 21, 2013
Her daughter wrote:
How about before all of you ignorant people learned what is happening in someone's life before you judge someone. Yes I understand she works in a school but she is not the only school employee to have a dwi, another teacher has 2 just so you know. No she is NOT Jason Merria's girlfriend. But so all of you "concerned patrons" know she getting help and does not need people like you who just gossip all day because you have nothing better to do. If you knew my mom and all of the Shit she has been threw in her life you may just feel sorry for her because most of you never had the life she lived when she was little and she bettered herself from that. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, get over it.
I understand what you are saying in defence of your mother. Regardless of what she has been through, she is still suppose to be a role model for you and the students she serves. This is not the place to try and explain her actions. Why was she drinking at 2 pm on a Tuesday? Because she is an addict. She has a long fight ahead of her. Stay off of Topix regardless of what you read here.

You owe nobody an explanation. You are the child and she is the parent. Do not get caught up in reversing the roles within your home. Although I am sure her friends and support network have been watching for years this dysfunctional arrangement.
Break

Middleport, NY

#9 Nov 21, 2013
So Katie, are you under the influence of something?
Your rambling speaks for itself.
concerned

Oswego, NY

#13 Nov 21, 2013
No one needs to feel sorry for your mom, from what I heard she had a very good life and thought she was high on the hog. She is only human like the rest of us and she is the one who bought this on herself, she is the one who did this to herself she cannot continue to blame her so called bad childhood or life on this, it is up to her to get the right help and take responsibility for her own actions.
Her daughter wrote:
How about before all of you ignorant people learned what is happening in someone's life before you judge someone. Yes I understand she works in a school but she is not the only school employee to have a dwi, another teacher has 2 just so you know. No she is NOT Jason Merria's girlfriend. But so all of you "concerned patrons" know she getting help and does not need people like you who just gossip all day because you have nothing better to do. If you knew my mom and all of the Shit she has been threw in her life you may just feel sorry for her because most of you never had the life she lived when she was little and she bettered herself from that. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, get over it.
yes

West Hartford, CT

#15 Nov 22, 2013
concerned wrote:
No one needs to feel sorry for your mom, from what I heard she had a very good life and thought she was high on the hog. She is only human like the rest of us and she is the one who bought this on herself, she is the one who did this to herself she cannot continue to blame her so called bad childhood or life on this, it is up to her to get the right help and take responsibility for her own actions. <quoted text>
Exactly! Alot of people have messed up lives or childhoods..apparently this lady pulled through enough to get a college education and CHOSE to work with children..she has no excuse to be that drunk at two in the afternoon on a school day while driving around..bad enough you want to be drunk all day then you CHOOSE to drive as well..a person like her..with her job..needs to be held accountable..a few months in jail..disgusting
xxx

Ogdensburg, NY

#16 Nov 22, 2013
Skamp comes to mind.....whatever happened there? A city counselor and a teacher. Whatever happened with the infamous frat boy on the Ogdensburg police force? A whole bunch of role models......
Sean1030

New York, NY

#17 Nov 22, 2013
She was on her own time.. who cares what she did outside of school. All youhypocrites get down off your high horses passing judgement. It's sickening.
Sean1030

New York, NY

#18 Nov 22, 2013
I remember wrote:
.. When our OFA Principal (or maybe it was the VP) Marie Truax got a DWI. She wasn't fired if I recall correctly.
ANd why should she be? It happened outside of school..and had no bearing on how she does her job.
Sean1030

New York, NY

#19 Nov 22, 2013
student bored wrote:
http://northcountrynow.com/new s/ogddensburg-woman-dwi-more-t hree-times-alcohol-limit-troop ers-charge-0101305
OGDENSBURG An Ogdensburg woman was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level more than three times the threshold for a DWI charge
State police said they responded Tuesday at 2 p.m. to a report of a vehicle parked in the roadway on Monkey Hill Road.
Why wasn't she in school? Nice mug shot Kim. Has she gone through the DARE program? Or was that program cut from the SCHOOL BUDGET?
Wonder how many other Funcional Alcoholics are "serving" the educational needs of our children entrusted to them?
I am a school principal.. and have been for the past 7 years. I can tell you.. that you would be surprised the number of teachers who reacreationally use drugs..(and alcohol). However, as long as it's done outside of school... who's business is it.? You small mided judgemental people are disgusting. One of my teachers (a computer teacher) uses cocaine every weekend. I KNOW he does. However, when he comes into MY school.. he teaches up a storm. Drug addiction is a disease. Would you judge someone with cancer??/ diabetes??? heart disease???? NO>. but you think it's okay to judge someone struggling with the disease of addiction.. DISGUSTING
xxx

Ogdensburg, NY

#20 Nov 22, 2013
What school might this be Einstein?
yafool

Pulaski, NY

#22 Nov 22, 2013
To acknowledge it and condone drug abuse is not acceptable. Sad that today's society is so messed up with drugs and the theory that it's OK. A professional position has no room for addicts, though it is tolerated in most institutions today., SCHOOL should not be one of them.
lol

Southbridge, MA

#23 Nov 22, 2013
Sean1030 wrote:
<quoted text>I am a school principal.. and have been for the past 7 years. I can tell you.. that you would be surprised the number of teachers who reacreationally use drugs..(and alcohol). However, as long as it's done outside of school... who's business is it.? You small mided judgemental people are disgusting. One of my teachers (a computer teacher) uses cocaine every weekend. I KNOW he does. However, when he comes into MY school.. he teaches up a storm. Drug addiction is a disease. Would you judge someone with cancer??/ diabetes??? heart disease???? NO>. but you think it's okay to judge someone struggling with the disease of addiction.. DISGUSTING
yea ok lol
You Gotta Be Kidding

Ogdensburg, NY

#24 Nov 22, 2013
Sean1030 wrote:
<quoted text>ANd why should she be? It happened outside of school..and had no bearing on how she does her job.
A school counselor acts as a dependable, informative mentor and guide, for students with diverse individual personalities, interests, and future plans.

They help students set reasonable and realistic academic, SOCIAL, and career goals; create the strategies needed to fulfill those goals; and develop the necessary skills for success.

Questions:

1) How many times has she had ANY alcohol while dealing with our children? Yes, it matters. She is to be trusted and dependable. 100% of the time.

2) Teachers in an academic setting need to maintain the RESPECT of their students. How can she ever look a student straight in the face and give advice on alcohol abuse? Yes, it matters.

You said that you're a high school principal? You don't think alcohol abuse

As for the teacher that does coke every weekend but is an excellent teacher, my vote is for this guy:

http://bickelhaupt.ccsd.ogdenburgschools.scho...
The Principal

Lake Placid, NY

#26 Nov 22, 2013
Sean1030 wrote:
<quoted text>I am a school principal.. and have been for the past 7 years. I can tell you.. that you would be surprised the number of teachers who reacreationally use drugs..(and alcohol). However, as long as it's done outside of school... who's business is it.? You small mided judgemental people are disgusting. One of my teachers (a computer teacher) uses cocaine every weekend. I KNOW he does. However, when he comes into MY school.. he teaches up a storm. Drug addiction is a disease. Would you judge someone with cancer??/ diabetes??? heart disease???? NO>. but you think it's okay to judge someone struggling with the disease of addiction.. DISGUSTING
Hey Sean are you not being judgemental right now? Can they cut out alcoholism as a disease? Stick to the subject. And I suppose you are ok with female teachers slepping with their students? Hey Sean if you are the principle and come online in this forum saying it is ok to be drunk behind the wheel at 2pm on a Tuesday, regardless of being on her own time, than you ignore the laws that govern the roads for kids and adults. What if she hit a school bus full of children coming home from school? You sound more like a moron or an alcoholic yourself and live in a world of denial? Loser. Probably tenured. DARE program are only to teach the kids one thing. Not to do the things irresponsible adults do all the time.
heroin widow

United States

#29 Nov 24, 2013
yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
You're disgusting!!!!The fact that my taxpaying dollars go to pay for your low life and their salary makes me sick. You should all be drug tested when you drink in public and choose to drive you made a choice. My choice is not to have my tax paying dollars pay for your choice let alone your health care. It's ok because no got killed? I hear my children say how stupid some teachers are, is that why? Cause they are trying to be a functional druggie, alcoholic. Or are they just plain stupid? You will be held to higher standards and if you don't like it go get a job mopping floors.
the sad state of our country... the fact is that the hard working people mopping floors and all the other physical labor needing to be done out there ARE HELD TO HIGHER STANDARDS than our nations educators and executives - do you see much drug testing done on the higher ups for them to keep a job???? No - drug testing is only to be done on the "lower" forms of employees... Sad. And Alcohol is nothing but a legal drug served by and at most executive gatherings, no matter what time of day.
DICK

Mexico, NY

#31 Nov 24, 2013
I believe ALL teachers, city employees, emergency professionals such as fire fighters, city policemen should be tested randomly for illegal drugs. The taxpaper r paying their salaries.
Right on Dick

Ogdensburg, NY

#32 Nov 24, 2013
DICK wrote:
I believe ALL teachers, city employees, emergency professionals such as fire fighters, city policemen should be tested randomly for illegal drugs. The taxpaper r paying their salaries.
I agree -- but Who will issue the drug tests?
former student

Smithfield, RI

#33 Nov 25, 2013
He said he was a principle. NOT the principle of ofa. Do you even know how many computerr teachers there are? Bicklehaupt does not need to be on here I can only imagine the rumors that will start now. He does not use cocaine. Quit being so quick to throw names out there I highly doubt that sean guy is even a principle as no school would hire someone with those beleifs. Sean you sound like an idiot who obviously has no kids. You would think differently about alcoholics teaching if one of your kids was a student.

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