Teacher Fired after Modeling Pics Surface [UPDATE]
There is something about teachers. They do so much for us and help to shape and form our lives. That’s why when I saw that today was National Teacher Appreciation Day it caught my eye. Then, as the day progressed I kept my eye open for other ‘teacher stories’ that might pop up. And boy did one pop up.
This story takes place in Florida. Seems this gal, this model was doing what she does, modeling and showing off a pretty little blue bikini. That’s where the story starts to get interesting. You see, she was doing this modeling gig but she also had a daytime job. A job as a school teacher. This is the story of Olivia Sprauer.
She posed in clothing you might see on any beach in America, but this ex-teacher said her bikini photos got her banned from for good from her classroom. According to a story in Huffington Post:
A former Martin County High School English teacher in Florida said she lost her job after one of her racy modeling photos came to the attention of the school’s principal.
Olivia Sprauer, 26, who models under the name Victoria James, said she knew she took a risk when she decided to pose for bikini photos beginning in February, but she decides she wanted to chance it.
“Lots of teachers get fired or asked to resign for the same things I did,” Sprauer told HuffPost. “I knew I didn’t want to come back next year and I knew I wanted to go to grad school so I decided if I made it to the end of the year I would be happy.”
Unfortunately for Sprauer, who started teaching in 2011, she didn’t quite make it. On April 29, she was called into principal Alfred Fabrizio’s office. Sprauer said the principal showed her one of her modeling photos and, after she confirmed the picture was of her, she was asked to resign that day.
“I felt like it would have been nice for my students to finish out the year with me,” Sprauer said. “They trusted me and they made me happy so that aspect of it was sad.”
The Martin County School District would only confirm that Sprauer, who taught freshmen and juniors, is no longer employed at the school. A spokesperson for the district declined to comment further because it was a “personnel matter.”
Sprauer said she did nothing wrong.
I could go a lot of directions with this, but since it is National Teacher Appreciation Day, I’ll take the high road. Teaching, like any profession is one that ‘your past’ could come back to haunt you.
I suppose the superintendent did what was right. Part of the conversation on her dismissal might have went like, ‘yeah, that’s maybe not appropriate attire’ to be sportin’ in front of a camera.’
Word to the wise. Watch who takes pictures of you where, and pay attention to who you take money from for certain ‘jobs.’ You never know when a pic, or a post might come back to haunt you.
Oh, and after careful thought and examination? The Superintendent might want to reconsider. After looking the photo over maybe Miss Sprauer ought to be considered for another position in the school. I’m thinking P.E. After all she does look like she’s in pretty good shape.
You knew it was going to happen. After the story went viral and was ‘the thing’ the internet world was talking about, more pictures were born to ‘pop up.’