A Dallas teacher has generated a buzz around the high school where she teaches Spanish ever since students discovered that she posed nude online as Playboy’s “Coed of the Month” in February 2011.
Cristy Nicole Deweese, 21, is a first-year teacher at Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services, reports The Dallas Morning News.
The magnet school, which serves students in ninth through 12th grades, is located on a campus that hosts six semi-independent magnet high schools.
Deweese had apparently just turned 18 when she posed nude for the illustrious men’s magazine. She was not employed by the Dallas Independent School District at the time.
In Playboy’s online videos and photos, Deweese goes by the much sexier name, Cristy Nicole.
At least one parent has suggested that Deweese doesn’t belong in a high school classroom because her presence is a distraction for students. The parent charged that students are checking out Deweese’s video and photos on campus.
“Are her male 16- and 17-year-old students looking at her without picturing her nude?” the unidentified parent told the Morning News. “And for the female students, is this someone they can respect as an educator, someone that they can look up to?”
Students seem less concerned—at least the ones chirping on the web. Many of them have posted comment under Deweese’s Playboy video on YouTube.
“That’s my Spanish teacher!!!” reads a representative YouTube comment.
Other students have taken to Twitter to defend Deweese and tell critics to stop bothering her.
The school district is aware of the issue, but isn’t talking.
“This is a personnel matter, and it will not be discussed,” district spokesman Jon Dahlander told the Morning News.
Higher up, at the Texas Education Agency, a spokeswoman called the kerfuffle “a murky situation.”
“It wasn’t an illegal activity,” Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said, “but it raises the question about whether that action violated the Educators’ Code of Ethics.”
In the YouTube clip below, entitled “Coed Cristy Nicole is One Sexy Hunter,” Deweese can be seen modeling in striped pajamas and lingerie for Playboy. She spends much of the clip chatting with people behind the scenes.
She mentions that hunting is one of her hobbies.
“I shot me a buck last year,” she boasts.
She also talks about her career goals.
“I’m gonna be a Spanish teacher,” she says. “If you teach at a high school level, you have to, like, major in the area that you are teaching,” Deweese sagaciously observes.
Much of the discussion centers on a bag of beef jerky Deweese brought to snack on during her Playboy modeling shoot.
“I ate through, like, a 30-pound bag of beef jerky, in, like, a day,” she says. “It’s so good. It’s a pound—of beef. It’s hot and moist.”
“It’s sweet and hot, too. The premium cut.”
She insists that she isn’t engaging in any kind of indecent conversation.
“I’m talking about food here, guys, okay,” she reminds the people around her.
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