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Teacher Fired for Bikini Modeling Photo

By Monica Bielanko |


A young high school English teacher got called into the principals office and left without her job.

As The Huffington Post reports, Olivia Sprauer says the principal of the high school forced her to quit after finding out she posed in a bikini for a racy modeling photo.

The 26-year-old (who models under the name Victoriam James) tells The Huffington Post she knew she was taking a risk when the photos were shot in February, but did it anyway.

“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.”

She almost made it. Alfred Fabrizio, principal of Martin County High School in Florida, called her into the office on April 29, showed her one of the photos and asked if it was her. She said yes and was asked to resign.

Sprauer said she did nothing wrong, calling the photos “glamour style photography.”

What do you think? Are the photos inappropriate for a teacher or is a woman in a bathing suit no big deal? Does Sprauer’s voluptuous physique play into your opinion? What if the photo was just posted to her Facebook page? Would you think differently if it was a male teacher?

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Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Teacher Fired for Bikini Modeling Photo

  1. Larry Thiel says:

    If you follow it through and look at this girls model page, there’s simply no question she deserved to be fired.
    I’m amazed that facebook hasnt taken many of her pictures down.
    You can clearly see her naked breasts in many of the photos.
    This is not acceptable for a teacher of young children.

  2. LaShonda Enclade says:

    I think this is just awful. The photos are not nude their in a swimsuit which she could have been seen by a student on the beach, waterpark,etc. She should research on their teacher policy handbook. I wouldnt resign quietly.

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