Grossness: some douchebag anonymously mailed semi-nude modeling photos of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, elementary school special needs assistant Kaitlin Pearson to her employer and local newspaper. And now the 23-year-old’s side-career of modeling may cost her her job. Keep reading »
Laraine Cook, a high school basketball coach in Idaho, was fired in late October for posting this picture on her Facebook page, which features her fiancé, Tom Harrison (who is also a coach at the same school), giving her bikini-clad boob a squeeze while on vacation. Keep reading »
I’m dying to know whether it was a student or a parent who discovered Dallas high school Spanish teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese had also posed nude for Playboy and Playboy.com. Because reporting that to the authorities was probably an awkward conversation.
Deweese, 21, posed naked three years ago as a “Coed Of The Month” for Playboy as well as on Playboy.com as a cybergirl.” Today she teaches Spanish at Townview Magnet High School in Dallas, Texas.
I don’t think it should matter whether teachers have worked as strippers or escorts, posed topless or appeared in porn in the past. If my hypothetical kid’s teacher is a gifted and hard-working educator, that is what’s important to me. As long as teachers conduct themselves professionally and keep their past careers out of the classroom, it should be a nonissue. Keep reading »
Meet Dale Irby, a physical education teacher from Dallas, Texas, who wore the same polyester button-down and brown sweater vest for his yearbook photo for 40 years in a row. He first picked out the ensemble to look sharp for his 1973 photo. And then in 1974, he accidentally wore the same thing again.
“I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” Irby told the Dallas Morning News.
That’s when his wife Cathy dared him to keep the tradition going for another five years. By the time the 1980s rolled around, Irby was so used to his polyesther/vest combo that he decided to keep on wearing it until he retired this past year.
With all the awful teachers you read about in the news, it’s nice to hear about one who’s done some fine work. Way to go, Mr. Irby, you really taught your students a lesson about perserverance. [News AU]
“Have you ever seen your teacher’s breasts before? Well, now you can see them.”
Such was the tag line for MySluttyTeacher.com, a porn site started by Heidi Kaeslin — oh dear — a special education teacher and girls’ soccer coach in Stockton, California. Kaeslin lost her job at Lincoln High School after she was found to have set up My Slutty Teacher and other porn sites on her work laptop with the aid of her alleged boyfriend, a resource officer at the school.
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Houston teacher Esther Irene Stokes has been charged with molesting a first grade girl, but denies the charges claiming that she would never touch a black child.
“The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” reported police. Allegedly, the student asked Stokes to stop and the 61-year-old teacher banished the girl from her classroom, forcing her to stand outside in the hallway. According to reports, the girl was not allowed to eat lunch. The victim’s mother corroborated that her daughter didn’t eat lunch that day. Keep reading »
It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the incredible work teachers do and thank them for their commitment to education. To celebrate, we put together a list of some ways–big and small–that teachers change lives. Check them out after the jump, and please take a moment today to thank a special teacher in your life. They really do make a big difference! Keep reading »
On the list of people you should not be friends with on Facebook … let’s add teachers and students, shall we? In the last six months, three New York City public school teachers have been fired for inappropriate Facebook activity with students. Cringe. Cringe. Cringe. Keep reading »
Teachers hooking up with their students used to be a rarity — and pretty scandalous. In the last couple years, instances have become commonplace. Now, the practice is going mainstream. Mary Kay Letourneau, the former teacher who was sent to prison for molesting a 12-year-old boy (and then ended up marrying him), is hosting “Hot for Teacher” nights in various clubs and bars around the country. Girl’s gotta make a buck somehow, since she obviously can’t go back to teaching. Her husband, Vili Fualaau, DJs the events. [via Nerve] Keep reading »