West Orange High School

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

No Prison Time For Onetime ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Who Had Sex With Student

A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.


Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ English Teacher Enters Not Guilty Plea, Denies Having Sexual Relationship With Student

Erica DePalo faces aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment charges.


Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

Former Essex County Teacher Of The Year Accused In School Sex Scandal

Erica DePalo, the Essex County Teacher of the Year in 2011, is accused in a school sex scandal. And now students are buzzing at West Orange High School, where DePalo teaches 9th and 10th grade Honors English.