The Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise reports
Kaitlin "Kaity" Pearson of Worcester, a teacher's aide at South Street Elementary School in Fitchburg, was placed on paid administrative leave last Friday by school superintendent André Ravenelle after the district received a mailed packet containing the 23-year-old's modeling photos.
None of the photos were pornographic in nature, although they do depict a scantily-clad Pearson in various poses that can be described as racy and sensual. Telegram.com reports
the photos have appeared on Facebook, as well as in modeling publications such as ModelsMania
magazine, which named her "model of the year."
Some of the photos are described as "elegant implied nudes," with Pearson strategically covering her private parts with her hands and by crossing her legs.
on Model Mayhem specifically states that she does not pose nude.
"I DO NOT SHOOT FULL NUDES," it says. "I will only shoot implieds with a photographer I know and trust."
"I am energetic, creative, feisty, passionate about modeling, and I bring my love to every shoot," her profile continues. "I have a background in graphics and business and as such I am as reliable and responsible as a model can be. 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."
Pearson has worked as a full-time classroom assistant for a small group of special education students since last November.
"The only comment I would make is, we would be committed to take action on anything that we're knowledgeable of that would pose any concern of someone working with students," Ravenelle told the Sentinel & Enterprise
Parents of South Street Elementary students had mixed reactions to Pearson's suspension.
"They shouldn't have hired her if they have a problem with her second job," Jennifer McKinnon, whose daughter is a third-grader at the school, told the Sentinel & Enterprise
. "This is the school's problem."
But parent Andy Saocedo said Pearson should try to "be a role model for the kids."
This isn't the first time an educator has been suspended or fired over modeling photos. Last May, Olivia Sprauer
, an English teacher at Martin County High School in Florida, was forced to resign after it was revealed she was moonlighting as a swimsuit and lingerie model.
A year earlier, Stacie Halas
, a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, California, was terminated after it was discovered that she had a porn star alter ego, Tiffany Six, who had starred in such salacious videos as Anal Consumption 5
, Eat My Black Meat 4
, and Cum Swapping Fuck Dolls 2