Published On: Tue, Oct 9th, 2012

High School fires educator, Tiffany Webb, over lingerie photos from 20 years ago

A high school guidance counselor’s past photoshoot as a racy lingerie model has come back to haunt her after she was fired over photos that were taken 17 years ago.

Tiffany Webb, now age 37, was an educator in New York City public schools for 12 years before she lost her job last December.

A principal at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in Manhattan recommended she be fired after a student showed her photos of Ms Webb that he had found online.

Ms Webb admitted that she posed for risque lingerie photos when she worked as a model between ages 18 and 20.

However, Ms Webb said, she put that life behind her years before she ever became an educator, she told the New York Post.

“I am a dedicated professional and enjoyed being a guidance counselor,’ she said. ‘I did my job well, and my students and parents thought very highly of me. I would love to return to (New York City schools) and resume the career I have chosen to help and guide students.”

Webb is now suing the New York Department of Education for wrongful termination, sex discrimination and violation of First Amendment rights. She wants her $84,000-a-year job back, back pay and punitive damages.

“The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents,” a three-member chancellor’s committee ruled by 2-1. “That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model.”

The dissenting member argued, “Her professional work as a guidance counselor has been outstanding, and she should not be punished for something that happened years ago.”

When she was hired, Ms Webb said she disclosed her past to the Department of Education.

She was investigated over the racy pictures twice; however, in both instances a panel cleared her of all wrongdoing and cited her excellent performance reviews.

Her lawyer, employment specialist Stewart Karlin, said all Webb’s photos on the Internet are unauthorized and altered, some showing her face with a different body.

“She had no control over it,” said Karlin, calling her termination “unconscionable.”

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