Former Squan band teacher loses certification

Robert Goodall has been named the next principal of Manasquan High School. FILE PHOTO

MANASQUAN — Manasquan High School’s former band director, Alan Abraham, has had his teaching certificate revoked.

The action by a state board came in May and followed a guilty plea by Mr. Abraham to stealing about $2,300 from the school’s Warrior Band organization between 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Abraham, 60, of Belmar, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Sept. 24, 2018, and was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution on Feb. 4 of this year, according to the New Jersey Department of Education [NJDOE] State Board of Examiners.

“He was also ordered to forfeit his public employment and is forever disqualified from ‘holding any office or position of honor, trust or profit under this State or any of its administrative or political subdivisions …’” the NJDOE stated in Docket No. 1819-159.

Mr. Abraham had held a teacher of music certificate.

According to the NJDOE, “Abraham agreed to relinquish his certificate with the force and effect of a revocation and all attendant consequences in his affidavit to that effect to the Board. At its meeting of May 17, 2019, the Board voted to accept Abraham’s relinquishment …”

Manasquan Superintendent of Schools Frank Kasyan and Mr. Abraham’s attorney, Charles Uliano, did not respond to requests for comment on the revocation by press time.

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