A high school teacher in Michigan is fighting for her livelihood after school officials learned she once took a part-time job as an exotic dancer. But school officials say her performance as a school employee, not as a stripper, is what got her in trouble.
Susan Brennan, 42, took the job while on medical leave in 2006 when she and her then-husband were going through serious financial problems, CNN affiliate WOOD-TV reported.
Officials with West Ottawa Public Schools in Holland, Michigan, have suspended Brennan with pay and filed 10 charges with the school board at Monday's board meeting. However, the charges - filed in a request for a tenure hearing - pertain only to her performance in the classroom, not on the stage, the Grand Rapids Press reported.
"The charges last night were based on her teaching competency and professionalism in the classroom," school board president Scott VanderStoep told the paper Tuesday.
Brennan said people need to be compassionate and understand that many women become exotic dancers out of desperation.
"If any good can come out of this, it would be that people understand why women work in those clubs," she said.
She looks like the mom on Home Improvement.
Hey you're right! I've always thought Patricia Rchardson was hot.
Blah blah blah...this is news?
Hey STUD,it's the women who look dull and boring during the day that can make your toes curl numerous times at night!
Her story doesn't make sense. If she's on medical leave why is she dancing in a strip club? Dancing is far more physically demanding than teaching.
ever since VanHalen came out with hot-for-teacher it's been down hill for our nations education system.
So quick to condemn! People do take medical leave because of another family member's illness (it does not say it was PAID leave, and FMLA allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave)
"I like teachers. If you do something wrong, they make you do it over again."–Rodney Dangerfield
the only part of this story that is bad that she was 42 years old and stripping.
True, it doesn't say it was paid leave or if it was FMLA. It might have been. A good labor lawyer might be able to help her.
Lord Jesus, forgive for my un-Godlyness and evil.
lord...look at her size.. she is a heifer... she could break your legs doing a lap dance. No thank you. I would not even do her with your diseased pole.
How did the board find out? Was a member a customer, perhaps? Lol
Ah, who cares? Not enough details to form an opinion, one way or another.
We'll just have to wait and see how this shakes out.
@Sutler: Sutler, Sutler, Sutler. Why must you think as I do, and why must you feel as I do?:"I like my pole dancers and barmaids any day of the week!"
@Clem'K diddle-hopper: An angel (Lula) told me that you are dammed to burn in hell-too many sins, the big ones. However, if you keep asking for forgiveness on-line as you have been, you might get a break. Indeed, St. Peter might open the gates of heaven for you yet, you sinner.
If i was a woman ide be flaunting my junk all over town theres dudes that blow their whole paycheck on these women
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