After The Examiner first detailed the inconsistencies between BISD assistant superintendent of secondary education Patricia Adams Collins Lambert’s actual educational pedigree and what is touted as her “Harvard-trained, highly-functional, extremely-gifted educator” background, the Beaumont Independent School District released the publicly available contents of Lambert’s personnel file pursuant to a Public Information Request. Despite claims of Harvard certification and an administration degree from Loyola produced by Beaumont Independent School District Communication Director Jessie Haynes in an official school district administration guide and a glowing presentation by Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois (quoted above) in a public meeting of the BISD Board of Trustees, no evidence of such educational background exists in the employee’s file.
What can be found in Lambert’s personnel file, in lieu of the above-noted degrees, is a signed statement from Lambert declaring herself free from any felony conviction or guilty plea for crimes involving moral turpitude despite information readily available from the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office confirming Lambert pleaded guilty to multiple counts of extorting public funds just months prior to her assertion of no prior criminal convictions. Additional information gleaned from Lambert’s BISD personnel file also shows an attempt to distance the new employee from the name under which she received her New Orleans conviction – Patricia Collins. Then-superintendent Carrol Thomas promoted her to administration the first day Lambert was added to BISD’s payroll although the governing board of trustees only approved the new hire as a rank-and-file elementary teacher the night before.
It has also been discovered that a vendor receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars paid for by BISD taxpayers was diverted to the account of the BISD official’s grown son. Additional money to pay Lambert’s son comes from the students Lambert is commissioned to assist on their journey through high school, with the administrator charging the students exorbitant fees for her son’s “printing” work.
While not the target of the recent FBI investigation, according to BISD superintendent Timothy Chargois, Lambert is named in multiple complaints being reviewed at length by the Texas Education Agency.