Olivia Sprauer, an English teacher at Martin County High School in Florida, was forced to resign in April over modeling photos that she had recently taken.
On April 29, the 26-year-old was called into the principal’s office and was asked to resign.
Sprauer, who models under the name Victoria James, told The Huffington Post 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.”
Sprauer said principal Alfred Fabrizio showed her one of her modeling photos, and after she confirmed the picture was of her she was asked to resign.
“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.”
A spokesperson for the Martin County School District declined to comment further because it was a “personnel matter.”
The former teacher feels that she has done nothing to deserve being asked to resign.
“I don’t make pornography. I don’t open my legs on camera. I take swimsuit glamour style photography,” Sprauer said.
Apparently, Sprauer is now feeling more comfortable about taking her clothes off.
On her Model Mayhem page, she writes that, “I am more than comfortable shooting TASTEFUL nudes for the right projects.”