Fountain Hills High teacher resigns over fake claims

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Christie Slegers By Jennifer Thomas Christie Slegers By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- A science teacher and volleyball coach at Fountain Hills High School has resigned after it was revealed she lied about having a doctorate and an Olympic medal.
 
Phoenix TV station KPHO reports the Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board unanimously accepted Christie Slegers' resignation on Wednesday night.
 
Slegers was hired as a teacher in 2013 and began coaching girls' varsity volleyball this fall.
 
She told the school and her team she was an Olympic silver medalist in the sport.
 
USA Volleyball says Slegers "was not a member of the official delegation/team for the 1984 U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball Team.
 
Slegers' employment application with the school district states that she has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University and there is no mention of a Ph.D.
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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/