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Former Mariemont teacher to appeal suit’s dismissal |

A former teacher who claimed the Mariemont City School District discriminated against her because of her age and disability — a fear of young children — has filed an appeal of a judge’s decision dismissing her case.

On Jan. 30 U.S. Southern District Judge Herman Weber dismissed the remaining claims of discrimination and allegations that the school district created a hostile working environment for Maria Waltherr-Willard, who taught Spanish and French at Mariemont High School for decades before retiring in 2011.

This most recent decision only dealt with four claims and all were workplace issues of disability and discrimination. Three of the other claims, which alleged Mariemont violated an implied contract to keep Waltherr-Willard from young children, were dismissed about six months after the lawsuit was filed.