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Tiffany Webb, Counselor Fired Over Lingerie Photos, Suing Department Of Education

Tiffany Webb Counselor Lingerie Photos

Tiffany Webb, a guidance counselor who was fired when photos of her wearing lingerie almost 20 years ago resurfaced on the web, is to sue the Department of Education (DoE).

Webb, who pursued a career as a model “several years” before she became a city teacher in 1999, said the photos were snapped when she was aged 18 to 20 and added that they were heavy on the Photoshopping. Webb is now 37 years old.

However, despite the pics being almost two decades old (and airbrushed), Webb was relieved of her counselor duties on December 23 last year, having spent 12 years with the Department of Education. The lingerie photos continued to appear on adult content sites such as “Showgirlz Exclusive” and “Mo Girls Entertainment,” despite Webb asking owners of the sites to remove the pics.

Webb has worked in elementary, middle, and high schools. She informed DoE officials about her former career when hired, though she was still investigated on three separate occasions by the Department. On every occasion, she was given the all-clear and returned to working with youngsters.

Yet her career at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers came to an abrupt halt late last year when a student showed former principal Andrea Lewis photos of Webb posing in underwear. Webb’s firing came just days before she was to achieve tenure as an $84,200-a-year guidance counselor. She was sacked for what one DoE employee described as “conduct unbecoming.”

A three-member chancellor’s committee examined the photos and ruled by 2-1 that Webb should be dismissed. A statement from one of the overruling members of the committee read:

“The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents. That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model.”

Yet the committee’s 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.”

The sacked counselor has since altered her name and is teaching in New Jersey. She is suing the DoE in Brooklyn Supreme Court and accuses the body of wrongful termination, sex discrimination, and violation of First Amendment rights. Webb — who seeks reinstatement, back pay and punitive damages — told The New York Post:

“I am a dedicated professional and enjoyed being a guidance counselor. I did my job well, and my students and parents thought very highly of me. I would love to return to the DOE and resume the career I have chosen to help and guide students.”

Do you think the treatment of Tiffany Webb over her lingerie photos is fair? Let us know in the comments!

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9 Responses to “Tiffany Webb, Counselor Fired Over Lingerie Photos, Suing Department Of Education”

  1. Trevor A Daniels

    This story is so ridiculous it reminds me of something that I experienced three weeks ago. So me and a group of colleagues went to a high school in Compton to do an HIV related workshop with the students. After the issue of sex (SHOCK!) came up, they asked us to leave because "at this age kids are impressionable and we don't want to be blamed for pushing sexual activity onto them." I was so mad, and finally had to say to the principle. "Um excuse me, but the student who was sitting at the front desk monitoring the hallway and front door is 7 months pregnant……" Needless to say, they invited us back….. I wish people would band together and stop letting stupid people run the world……lawd help us ALL!

  2. Marcia Palmer

    I was always told to be careful what u do in your youth because it can come back and bite u in the end….but this is stupid if she is doing a good job why fire her we have ALL done things in our youth that we wish we could change……

  3. Selenia Salas

    it is ridiculous the woman posed in lingerie really some woman have less at the beach in public and it was twenty years ago if you'd go back twenty on that school staff I am sure there could have been more firings of the men especially don't judge her for something as just modeling its her past and she should not be ashamed of it nor judged I hope she wins the suit and gets millions for their stupidity and the children well lets worry more about the porn or the sex textg they already see and do. than pictures.

  4. Heather Johnson

    Great point! What if she had been photographed at a beach while wearing a bikini. Would she still have been fired?

  5. Selenia Salas

    Exactly, they are justifying it because its in print and obviously she is a beautiful sexy woman. that simple if it was a beach picture probably not because it was a professional shoot i guess thats why they have an issue.

  6. Beverly Bilsborough

    This story may be ridiculous but come on lets face it. Too much with all of this half naked women everywhere.