Resa Woodward aka Resa Willis a Texas teacher and Libertarian has been fired after the woman’s history as a former adult actress was revealed to educators.
Disconcert has come to the fore after a Texas sixth grade teacher at an all girls high school was fired after having working as an adult actress more than 16 years ago.
Resa Woodword who also goes by the name of Resa Willis an outspoken Libertarian voice in Texas politics was teaching science at the Young Women’s STEAM — or science, technology, engineering, arts, and math — Academy at Balch Springs Middle School in Dallas when she was pulled her from the classroom after district officials receiving an anonymous tip alleging she’d previously worked as an adult film actress.
Told the sequestered teacher via Dallas Morning News: ‘I taught in an all-girls STEAM Academy that was all about empowerment for women,’
‘The sad thing is that if these girls find out I’m being punished for something that I did nearly 20 years ago and had no control of and fought to get out of, well, what does that say about empowerment?’
The 38-year-old woman said she was forced into the adult entertainment industry when she was living with an older man while they were struggling financially.
‘That involvement was not of my own choosing,’ she said.
Of note, a web search for Woodward’s alias ‘Robyn Foster,’ associates her with 16 movies, including compilations of previously recorded material released as recently as 2013.
Archives list the former adult actress as being active in the industry from 2001 to 2004.
According to Resa, she was able to leave the business, going on to finish school and become a teacher at the Dallas school, which serves 160,000 from pre-K through seniors in high school.
Despite her efforts to leave her past behind her, a tipster called the district in March and revealed Resa’s stage name to district officials.
Nevertheless, an internal review performed at the time cleared Woodward of any policy violations and allowed to continue teaching.
Yet there was a caveat.
Officials told Resa she’d be allowed to continue teaching as long as her past never became public, but her work as a well-known activist for the Libertarian Party of Texas soon lead to her being outing.
‘I’ve been trying to live my life as far away as possible from this stuff for a long time,’ said Woodward, who admitted to initially denying the accusations.
She told officials about the Facebook post and was immediately placed on administrative leave in November.
‘They told me they were pursuing termination because it became public,’ Woodward said.
She filed an appeal with the Texas Agency, but a spokeswoman said the teacher failed to qualify for a hearing because the appeal was filed incorrectly. Do you suppose?