Stepmother arrested after 4-year-old girl dies from untreated burns

first_imgNavarro County Justice Center(CORSICANA, Texas) — A Texas woman was arrested this week after she failed to seek medical attention for a young girl who accidentally burned herself with scalding hot water and died, police said.The woman called 911 on Saturday morning about 12 hours after the girl, believed to be 4, had pulled a large pot of boiling water down from the stove at their residence in Corsicana, some 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas. The child was unresponsive after suffering burns to her face, chest, arms and other parts of her body, according to a press release from the Corsicana Police Department. The woman told officers she wasn’t in the room at the time of the incident and treated the child herself rather than seek medical care. First responders pronounced the child dead at the scene, police said.ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA-TV reported the woman is the girl’s stepmother. Police did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Preliminary results from an autopsy conducted by the Navarro County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated the child died due to injuries sustained from the boiling water, according to police.Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the woman and took her into custody on Monday afternoon, police said.The woman, identified as 42-year-old Juana Marquez, is being held in Navarro County jail on a $50,000 surety bond, according to jail records. She faces a second-degree felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child, police said.It’s unclear whether Marquez has retained a lawyer. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Outdoor Education Instructor – Lorado Taft Operations (Multiple Positions) (38728)

first_imgPosition Description SummaryThe Lorado Taft Field Campus is Northern Illinois University’soutdoor education and conference center and is located in Oregon,Illinois. Taft Campus’ outdoor education program is generallymultidisciplinary, place-based, and experiential, and planned inclose partnership with the visiting schools with the goal ofproviding excellent programming and customer service to thevisiting students and staff. The Outdoor Education Instructor isresponsible for the instruction of outdoor education experiencesfor elementary and middle school students.Lorado Taft Field Campus is looking to fill multiple positionsfor its Outdoor Education Instructor position. All positionsrequire successful hires to live in provided campushousing.Duties and Responsibilities:• Develop and teach classes, primarily in the outdoor environment,to students in the 4th to 8th grades.• Develop curricula and resources for the program.• Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of campus teaching, habitat,and resource storage areas.• Participate in staff training prior to teaching and throughoutthe school year.• Assist in the coordination of the residential outdoor educationprogram.• Provide guest services and assist in security and emergencyprocedures.• Complete projects assigned by the faculty supervisors.Required QualificationsMinimum Required Qualifications:• Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, natural resources,recreation, history, or related field• Six months experience as an educator, naturalist, or facilitatorof non-formal education programming.• Two months experience teaching, facilitating, or participating inoutdoor education or recreation activities.• Ability to manage a security sensitive position.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:• Ability to convey information about environmental topics withoutbias and with the goal of encouraging lifelong learning.• Ability to effectively engage in behavior management in order tomaintain students’ interest and participation in outdoor classesand activities.• Ability to manage work time effectively and with littlesupervision to ensure preparedness and project completion.• Flexibility and the ability to deal with the unexpected andquickly changing nature of outdoor activities and children.• Demonstrated enthusiasm for the outdoors and outdoor education,even when conditions are challenging.• Demonstrated professionalism as related to the field.• Demonstrated competence in verbal communication, particularly theability to present information, ideas, directions, etc. in a clearand concise manner.• Demonstrated initiative to go above and beyond minimum assignedduties.Preferred Qualifications• Experience as an educator, program staff, naturalist or relatedposition at a residential outdoor education center, nature center,or similar facility preferred.• Previous experience in preparing lesson plans, outlines, orguides in preparation to teach or facilitate activities.• Previous experience leading or facilitating groups in teambuilding activities.• Ability to work effectively with co-workers and supervisors toachieve the goals of the program.Hiring Rate/Range$1600/monthWorking HoursVariesPosting Date02/04/2021Closing DatePriority Review Date03/04/2021Special Instructions to ApplicantsFor full consideration, please submit application and documentsthrough NIU online employment system at by March 4, 2021.Applications will be considered immediately and interviews maybegin prior to March 4, 2021, but all applications received by thisdate will be considered. Applications received after March 4 willbe considered as needed. For questions contact Lorado Taft Campusdirector, Melanie Costello, [email protected] to Department DemandsAbility to hike hilly terrain. Ability to be on feet for much ofthe day.Background Check RequiredYesEEO StatementIn accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is anequal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basisof race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age,physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, politicalaffiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professionalqualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal andstate statutes, regulations and orders pertaining tonondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.The following person has been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the non-discrimination policies:Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX CoordinatorHealth Services [email protected] PolicyIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be requiredto verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States andto complete the required employment eligibility verificationdocument form upon hire.ADA AccommodationNIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment andapplication procedures include full opportunities for applicantswith disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied toanyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’sdisability during either the application or interview process. Anapplicant who believes they require an accommodation to participatein the employment process due to a disability may request thataccommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance,please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunityand Education ( AAEOE ) at [email protected] .Clery Act InformationNIU provides information regarding campus security, personal andfire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergencyresponse procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition tocrime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years.The Annual Security Report containing security and safetyinformation is available at or bycontacting the University Police Department and Public SafetyDepartment at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual FireSafety Report is available at orby contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.Quick Link QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeCover LetterList of at least 3 ReferencesOptional DocumentsTranscripts (unofficial with official required at hire)last_img read more