Florida high school teacher loses her job for modeling swimsuits to earn extra income

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STUART, Fla. – A Florida teacher was recently fired when her principal learned she worked as a model – and posed in swimsuits – to earn extra money.

VVJAMESMartin County High School English teacher Olivia Sprauer, 26, was fired April 29 by principal Alfred Fabrizio after he discovered Sprauer worked as a model under the name Victoria V. James.

To his horror, Fabrizio discovered the teacher’s modeling website contained pictures of Sprauer in a bikini, according to media reports.

In one of the pictures on her site, James was even wearing sheer lingerie.

“I felt it would have been nice for my students to finish out the year with me,” Sprauer told the Huffington Post. “They trusted me and they made me happy so that aspect of it was sad.”

Sprauer, however, said she won’t be crying herself to sleep at night over the ordeal. She doesn’t think she did anything wrong, but knew she ran the risk of getting canned when she started posing for bikini shoots in February.

“I don’t make pornography. I don’t open my legs on camera. I take swimsuit glamour style photography,” she told the Huffington Post.

Sprauer said she made as much in a weekend modeling as she did working a whole week in the classroom. She also said she aspires to be a college English professor and is returning to school for her Ph.D.

Sprauer sounds like the kind of self-motivated, level-headed influence many kids need these days. Judging by her website, we’re sure she captured the attention of many of her high school students.

But did she really deserve to lose her job? We’ll be interested to see if the parents of the district register their opinions on this topic.


By Victor Skinner 
at EAGnews.org


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