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Sub Spoils Santa (and Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy) for First-Graders

Letter sent home to NJ parents so they can bring back 'childhood innocence of the holiday season'

(Newser) - The "childhood innocence of the holiday season" has been snatched away from a bunch of elementary school students, a New Jersey principal laments—and it's all because of a substitute teacher gone rogue. Not since the Elf Foreman told Hermey that elves couldn't be dentists has there... More »

A Final Gift From Teacher Murdered in Texas School

Cynthia Tisdale's story is now bringing in money for treatment of her seriously ill husband

(Newser) - One of the victims in the Santa Fe school shooting was Cynthia Tisdale, a 63-year-old substitute teacher who WFMY reports was killed Friday while teaching a first-period art class. But while family and friends mourn her death in this "terrible act of violence," BuzzFeed notes a glimmer of... More »

'I'm an Idiot': Teacher Who Cops Say Ran Classroom 'Fight Club'

Ryan Avery Fish told police he just wanted to befriend his students

(Newser) - The first rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club, but that becomes even more imperative if you're a substitute teacher running one out of your high school math class. Whether Ryan Avery Fish, fired in October from Connecticut's Montville High School, initially bragged... More »

Teacher Who Cartwheeled Sans Underwear Pleads Guilty

Lacey Sponsler won't have to register as a sex offender, though

(Newser) - A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Lacey Sponsler pleaded guilty Monday to assault after the charge was reduced from indecent exposure. She was given a... More »

Substitute Vomits in Class, Then Cop Looks in Her Purse

Judith Richards-Gartee was allegedly drinking boxed wine at 9:45am

(Newser) - A substitute teacher was found throwing up at South Carolina's Brookland-Cayce High School, but a stomach bug wasn't to blame. Judith Richards-Gartee has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly drinking boxed wine in her classroom. Administrators say they found the 52-year-old vomiting and incapable of standing when... More »

Cops: Teacher Arrested After Cartwheel With No Panties

Lacey Sponsler says she was just 'trying to be a cool teacher'

(Newser) - In what may be one of its more unusual Facebook posts of 2017, the police department in Pawhuska, Okla., has reported on an incident that took place Friday in a junior high school choir room. The alleged perp, per KOTV and the Smoking Gun : Lacey Sponsler, a 34-year-old substitute teacher.... More »

Art Teacher Says 'Vagina,' Is Now Out of a Job

She needed approval, according to school policy

(Newser) - Substitute teacher Allison Wint showed eighth-graders artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe—known for painting flowers that resemble female genitalia—during a lesson last Thursday, remarking that the first viewers who saw "vaginas" within the paintings likely thought, "I'm either a pervert or this woman was a pervert.... More »

Teacher Shows Raunchy Film, Gets Jail Time

Sheila Kearns will appeal conviction of disseminating matter harmful to kids

(Newser) - A tip for teachers: Be sure to watch the movie before you show it to students. As a former Ohio substitute teacher at Columbus' East High School has learned, not doing so could land you in jail. Yesterday, a judge sentenced long-term temp Sheila Kearns to three years of probation,... More »

Teacher Fired After Asking Kids About Her Love Life

Bronx 4th-graders 'counseled' Cassandre Fiering

(Newser) - New York City has dumped a substitute teacher after she asked a 4th-grade class in the Bronx what she should do about her love life. Cassandre Fiering, 45, acted out scenarios with the PS 189 class as they helped her choose between two 30-something men in her life, DNAinfo New... More »

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