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Abby Dibbs biography: 13 things about ex-Portage High School teacher from Cross Plains, Wisconsin

Abby M. Dibbs (©Portland Police Department)
Abby M. Dibbs (©Portland Police Department)

Abby M. Dibbs is a white woman from Wisconsin, United States who holds a lifetime teaching license under the name Abby Riese. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin. She has lived in other parts of Wisconsin including Madison, Dane County and Plymouth, Sheboygan County. (a) (b)
  2. From 2004 to 2008, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. (c)
  3. From 2009 to 2010, she worked as an Associated Bank senior teller. (c)
  4. In 2010, she graduated from Edgewood College in Madison with a master’s degree in education with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). In the same year, she was licensed as a substitute teacher. (c) (d)
  5. From August 2011 to June 2014, she taught English and journalism at Oregon High School in Oregon, Dane County. (c)
  6. From January 2013 to August 2014, she was an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. (c)
  7. From December 2014 to February 2015, she was a massive open online course (MOOC) co-developer at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (c)
  8. In August 2014, she joined Portage High School in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin as an English teacher. (c)
  9. In September 2014, she became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Portage. (c)
  10. On May 26, 2021, she admitted to a Portage Police Department detective that she had sex twice with a male Portage High School student, then 17, at her Cross Plains home on May 21, 2021 and on May 22, 2021. (e)
  11. On May 27, 2021, the Portage Police Department arrested her and booked her into the Columbia County Jail in Portage. (a) (e)
  12. She was 35 years old when she was arrested on May 27, 2021. Portage High School fired her after her arrest. (a)
  13. On May 28, 2021, she was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child by a school staff person. After making an initial appearance in Columbia County Circuit Court before Judge W. Andrew Voigt, she posted $3,500 cash bond and was released. (d) (e)



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