Nicole Andrews, 31, is a former 6th-grade teacher at Cedar Park Middle School who has been charged with sexual assault of a child.
Andrews, who was employed by Leander Independent School District, was working as an English teacher at Cedar Park Middle School at the time of her arrest. Andrews is being accused of having an improper relationship with a minor at a church where she volunteered. The victim was not a student at the school where Andrews worked. Reports indicate that Andrews began teaching at Cedar Park Middle School in August 2015.
According to the Williamson County Sheriff, the investigation into Andrews’ conduct began at the end of October after hearing sexual assault allegations and improper conduct. She was arrested on Tuesday, December 12 and was booked into the Williamson County Jail.
Authorities also claimed that Andrews is accused of having an ongoing relationship with a minor she met at church in Canyon Creek, where she worked as a volunteer youth administrator.
At the end of October, the Williamson County Sheriff began investigating an alleged sexual assault and improper relationship involving Cedar Park Middle School’s sixth-grade teacher Nicole Marie Faires Andrews. She was arrested Dec. 12 after authorities said she had an ongoing relationship with a minor she met at The Church at Canyon Creek, where she was a volunteer youth administrator.
Records show Andrews, 31, started teaching English/Language Arts at Cedar Park Middle School in August of 2015. The district said she resigned on Nov. 6, 2017.
In a letter sent home to parents and students at Cedar Park Middle School, Principal Sandra Stewart said they were notified of Andrews’ possible relationship with a high school student on Oct. 25. She was placed on administrative leave the same day pending an investigation by law enforcement. The district said the encounters never took place at a Leander ISD function or facility.
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals this year. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.