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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: August 10, 2009




Old Bridge teacher avoids jail; gets probationary term



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a former Old Bridge teacher today was placed on probation for five years after admitting a fourth degree count of cruelty and neglect stemming from a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male high school student.


Lisa Glide, (DOB 8/23/73) of 464 Magnolia Court, Howell, also was required to complete any mental health counseling that may be deemed necessary and may not have any unsupervised contact with males under the age of 18.


During a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa ruled that Glide will never again be allowed to teach in New Jersey and will be permanently banned from holding any public job in the future.


Glide, who had been employed as a drama teacher at Old Bridge Township High School, surrendered her teaching certificate when she waived her right to a presentation before a Middlesex County grand jury and pleaded guilty on June 2, 2009.


Judge DeVesa further ruled that during the course of her probationary term, Glide must remain employed. She currently works as a technical assistant at a veterinary clinic in Red Bank.


The judge rejected a request by the prosecution to impose a jail term against Glide, who was facing as much as 364 days at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center. Glide previously had agreed to the penalty under a plea agreement that had been negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christie Bevacqua.


Glide was arrested and charged December 3, 2008, after an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and the Old Bridge Police Department determined she began engaging in the relationship with the student in February 2008.


She began working for the township as the high school drama teacher in September 2004, and also served as the advisor of school productions and plays at the high school.


Before working in Old Bridge, Glide was employed, from 2001 to 2004, with the Marlboro schools, and worked at the Jersey City schools from 2000 to 2001. In addition, Glide was a substitute teacher in Weehawken from 1999 to 2000.