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Byron Tanner Cross biography: 13 things about PE teacher from Hamilton, Virginia

Byron Tanner Cross is a white man from Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is Christian. (a)
  2. He is married to Angela Cross. (b)
  3. He lives in Hamilton, Loudoun County, Virginia. (a)
  4. He attended Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. (a)
  5. In 2006, he started working in the education field. (a)
  6. From 2014 to 2015, he was a health and physical education (PE) teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling, Loudoun County. (a)
  7. In 2019, he started working at Leesburg Elementary School in Leesburg, Loudoun County as a health and PE teacher. He has also served as the head freshman football coach at Loudon County High School in Leesburg. (a)
  8. On May 25, 2021, he attended the public meeting of the Loudoun County School Board where he said he would not comply with a proposed school policy to refer to students by their preferred pronouns. He explained, “I’m a teacher but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child. It’s abuse to a child and it’s sinning against our God.” (b)
  9. On May 26, 2021, he went to work at Leesburg Elementary School. In the evening, Loudoun County Public Schools human resource training development (HRTD) supervisor for equity, compliance and respectful workplace Alix Smith called him and asked him to with her the next morning. (a)
  10. On May 27, 2021, he met with Smith, who informed him that he was being placed on administrative leave. She gave him a letter from Loudoun County Public Schools interim assistant superintendent for human resources and talent development Lucia Villa Sebastian, which said the School Board was conducting an investigation of allegations that he engaged in conduct that has had a disruptive impact on the operation of Leesburg Elementary School. (a)
  11. On May 28, 2021, he sent a letter through counsel to Sebastian informing her that his suspension violated his constitutional rights and requested for his reinstatement. Later that day, he received an email from Sebastian and Loudoun County Public Schools interim superintendent Scott A. Ziegler‘s counsel refusing to reinstate him. (a)
  12. Represented by Tyson C. Langhofer and J. Caleb Dalton, he filed a complaint against Sebastian and Ziegler on June 1, 2021. (a)
  13. He was 38 years old when Twelfth Circuit Judge James E. Plowman ordered the Loudoun County school district to restore his job on June 8, 2021. (b)

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