Kaitlin Pearson an elementary school teacher aide has been suspended after racy modeling pictures ended up being sent to staff.
The pictures of the 23 year old part time model were sent anonymously to South Street Elementary School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which decided to suspend the aide with pay last Friday.
In making their decision, school officials told they were investigating whether her part time job affected her ability to work with children.
Photos also were sent to the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper with a note saying, ‘Can you believe that this girl was hired to work with special education children in the Fitchburg schools?!!’
Some of the images show the model posing in bikinis and sportswear whilst other images show Kaitlin Pearson posing partially nude as she embraces other naked models. Yes kids, there’s saliva making down the front of my shirt too.
In the cover of a September 2013 issue of ModelsMania magazine, Pearson appears with another topless woman.
In an online profile for Model Mayhem she specifically says she does not pose fully nude.
‘I am energetic, creative, feisty, passionate about modeling, and I bring my love of life to every shoot!’ she writes. ‘I’m balancing modeling with a full time job, so my time is very precious. I am here to expand my modeling horizons and am interested in serious opportunities.’
To date parents have had mixed reactions to the images.
Told one parent, Andy Saocedo: ‘You’re trying to be a role model for the kids,’
Told another: ‘She probably leaves work at work and her modeling career separate from her teaching career.’
Responded Kaitlin Pearson’s mother, Chuck Pearson: ‘That’s her private life,’ ‘She’s 23. She’s a grown up woman.’
Fitchburg schools superintendent Andre Ravenelle offered that in the past school officials have not ‘Googled’ individuals before hiring them, but may now start doing so in light of this incident.
Of course one wonders how elementary school children are necessarily wise enough to be offended of any bare skin photos, which is to say if anyone is really being offended it’s various parents who perhaps may have not come to terms with the display of open sexuality, even if it happens to be that of a teacher off campus activities.
Pearson says in a Facebook message she can’t comment because of legal issues.