Reports confirm that Olivia Sprauer, a former English teacher at Martin County High School in Florida, was recently forced to resign after several sexy bikini photos surfaced online. The 26-year-old teacher was also a part-time glamour model with a profile on the popular website Model Mayhem (where she worked under the name "Victoria James"). Sprauer claims that she wanted to resign from her teaching position soon to pursue a full-time career in the modeling industry, but school officials beat her to the chase. After being called to the principal's office and confronted with the racy photos, Sprauer was ultimately escorted off-campus and told not to return.
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Sprauer claims that although she didn't appear totally naked in any of the modeling photos, she still lost her job after they went viral on the web. Sprauer explains to the Huffington Post that she knew posing in such provocative beach attire might jeopardize her repute and professional standing at the school, but she was willing to take the risk in order to get recognized. She began posting the sexy bikini shots online back in February.
"Lots of teachers get fired or asked to resign for the same things I did," the teacher-turned-bikini-babe said. "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."
But things didn't work out so smoothly for the busty brunette, who'd been teaching freshmen and sophomore classes at the high school since 2011. On April 29, Principal Alfred Fabrizio called her into his office during the school day. He showed her one of the racy images, and when Sprauer confirmed that "Victoria James" was indeed her, she was asked to resign on the spot. She was then promptly escorted off campus.
"I felt like it would have been nice for my students to finish out the year with me," Sprauer reveals. "They trusted me and they made me happy so that aspect of it was sad."
Sprauer still plans on attending graduation, and in her mind she's done nothing wrong. She tells WPTV:
"I don't make pornography. I don't open my legs on camera. I take swimsuit glamour style photography... [My students] are happy for me...They know I love them."
The Martin County School District would only confirm that Sprauer is no longer employed at the school. A spokesperson for the district declined further comment since it was a "personnel matter."
Sprauer's Model Mayhem profile provides this description:
I am a graduate student living in South Florida. I am very open minded and enjoy modeling for all types of shoots. I have had various experiences modeling from photographers seeking to build their portfolios to commercial advertisements and magazine publications, I love being in front of the camera! There is an inherent satisfaction in discovering what art the photographer and I can create! I am very fun to work with, and my creative nature can add a lot to a shoot, as well. Oh! And did I mention I absolutely love being photographed?
She also recently added:
I am more than comfortable shooting TASTEFUL nudes for the right projects and look forward to hearing from photographers interested in capturing the perfect photograph!
Sprauer plans on continuing modeling and to attend graduate school one day. Do readers think it's fair that Sprauer was "forced" to resign?