Martin County High School teacher fired over modeling photos

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 8:59 pm

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - A Martin County High School teacher who had planned to resign at the end of the school year said she was asked to leave a month early.

Olivia Sprauer taught English at Martin County High School.

Sprauer said she was called into the principal's office on April 29 and was shown a photo that had been sent to the principal.

Sprauer confirmed it was one of her modeling photo

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

2 comments:

  • Di posted at 12:53 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    Di Posts: 1

    So...she was working a SECOND job as a teacher so that she could afford to live in a safe place. And in this modeling job she was clothed. And we think this is not moral?
    What am I missing here? A professional has to take a SECOND job to live SAFELY and perhaps get additional educational credits, and the school system, the county, the state, thinks SHE is immoral? Where is the outrage?
    And another component...if a male were in a similar second job in order to make ends meet, would the outcome have been the same?
    And another component...how and why did the principal obtain the photo? And why did not the principal stand up for all of the teachers in defense and say, "Maybe if we as a county, as a state, as a country, paid our teachers in accordance to the task that we ask of them as professionals, so that their salary can AT LEAST allow them to live in a safe neighborhood, this might not happen!
    Again...where is the outrage?

     
  • anthony posted at 1:27 pm on Fri, May 10, 2013.

    anthony Posts: 1

    There are two storys, One with a teacher taking photos in a swin suits, and another about a teacher that wants to go to grad school. I don't see anything wrong with modeling when its in good taste. and this was in good taste. Too get fired over swim suits photos is totally wrong.But today people look for reasons to fire you over nothing. Now the other story. If she was planning to leave for grad school and she new these photos could get out, and cost her, her job. Then she should of waited until the school year was over and then take the photos, go grad school. Move on with your life. She made bad choices and its a shame, kids trusted in her.

     

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
69°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
61°
Details

Today

weather
71°
Details

Today

weather
76°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.