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updated: 5/10/2012 5:41 AM

Ex-Antioch teacher who tampered with grades faces new charges

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A former Antioch High School teacher who admitted to tampering with students' grades is facing new charges alleging she provided false contracts to an employer to collect on commissions, according to police.

Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village was on probation after being sentenced in late February for changing 64 students' grades.

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Glashagel, the wife of Antioch head football coach Brian Glashagel, now faces 24 counts of forgery, with 23 of those counts being felonies, according to DeKalb County court documents.

Police said Glashagel created false contracts while working for DeKalb-based American Marketing and Publishing and submitted those contracts to collect the commission.

In one complaint, Glashagel is accused of signing a false contract for $1,600, and in a second she is accused of falsifying a contract for $2,050, according to police.

According to court documents, the first forgery occurred on Feb. 10, which would have been during the trial for the grade tampering charge. The last case of fraud occurred on March 21, according to court documents.

Glashagel resigned from her special education teaching job Nov. 23 and was later convicted on one count of computer tampering. Prosecutors said she changed more than 240 grades and 41 of the 64 students whose grades were changed were on the football team.

District 117 and IHSA officials said the grade changes were discovered and corrected before the eligibility status of any student-athletes could be affected.

In the wake of the scandal, teachers and administrators had to develop new, more complex passwords when it was discovered she had figured out an administrator's password that "was not too difficult to figure out," officials said.

Glashagel was sentenced to a year of probation and 80 hours of community services after pleading guilty. She is due in court on the new fraud charges May 11.

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