A New Zealand primary school teacher whose racy pics appeared on Australian Penthouse’s website is being investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council.
Rachel Whitwell, aka Lexy, is featured in six saucy photos, including two totally nude shots and two topless poses.
The 27-year-old boasts of what she does for a living and that she is from New Zealand in the “New Aussie Babes” section.
“I am a 26-year-old single schoolteacher from New Zealand that would love to get into modelling,” Whitwell, who uses the nickname Lexy, is quoted as saying.
“I’ve written erotic stories for an R-rated magazine and run my own pole-dancing studio.”
Teachers council director Peter Lind told Sunday News there would be an investigation.
“What is private and what is public is always a grey area but when they intersect we investigate.
“When a teacher is in the public arena we must say that it does impact on their ability to do their job.”
New Zealand Educational Institute president Frances Morton wanted Whitwell’s photographic appearance investigated by authorities.
“There is enough around this for the teachers council to have a look and come to a reasoned and principled decision,” Morton said.
“This should never, ever get into a school and probably wouldn’t.
“But you need to look at how it would affect her teaching as it is something outside of the classroom.”
“This is something the teachers council should be having a very hard look at.”
Whitwell, who told Sunday News she was also interested in becoming a paramedic, said the naked images did not change the fact that she was a good teacher.
“People will vouch I’m a really good teacher.
“My ability to teach and have good relationships with students is not affected,” she said.
She was surprised at the controversy. “I didn’t think that anyone from New Zealand would see them,” she added.Tags: female teacher female student, hot for teacher, hot pics, teacher