Skip to comments.Ex-porn star, loses teaching gig in St. Louis, after student discovers her X-rated past
Posted on 03/08/2011 1:30:21 PM PST by presidio9
A St. Louis high school student is getting an "A" from authorities after discovering a teacher's X-rated past.
Tera Myers, 38, was put on administrative leave at Parkway North High School this week after a student inquired about pornographic films Myers starred in during the 1990s.
The science teacher decided to leave the school "out of respect for her privacy and that of her family," Paul Tandy, spokesman for the school district told the Daily News. "She was concerned about the impact it would have in the building."
Officials didn't know about Myers' past, which included a suspension five years ago from a Paducah, Ky., school for her role in the adult films.
While in Kentucky, Myers taught under a different name, Tericka Dye.
In 2006, the former porn star spoke to several media outlets and even made an appearance on "Dr. Phil," arguing she deserved to get her job back and that she had made the biggest mistake of her life.
"Anybody who has been in my classroom could tell you how much I love teaching and how much I love these students, and that should be what matters more than anything in my past," she said in May 2006.
Myers, whose stage name is Rikki Andersin, said she made the movies when she was living in California, working as an exotic dancer to earn desperately needed cash.
Because Myers' role in the adult films wasn't illegal, her pornographic past didn't show up during a background check.
The teacher, who has been at the school for four years, will be paid through the end of the school year but will not be returning in the fall.
"We're surprised, very surprised," said Tandy. "At the same time we feel for her and her family. We do believe she has tried to move on with her life... Unfortunately, even though it happened 15 years ago, [the video] is still there."
Teacher Tera Myers decided to call it quits after students discovered her X-rated past.
Tera Myers, aka Rikki Andersin, a former pornstar in a scene from an adult film.
Are they sure it was a star in porn movies or horror flicks?
I am sick of hearing about Charlie Sheen.
She could be a tenured prof at Northwestern !
An object lesson for our times that while liberals may preach to the libertines they secretly loathe them.
What did she do that was illegal?
I know it’s over done, but ... GUILTY!
There are people out there that can always find “forgiveness” and “reform” for those kinds of crimes.
Porno on the other hand is apparently unforgivable.
“...could be a tenured prof at Northwestern !”
Naw, to get tenure there one needs some serious all-the-way illegal stuff with extra points for Anti-American activities.
She probably has a good discrimination case to file... no?
So current homosexuals can teach the kids, but ex-porn stars can’t. I fail to see the logic to this.
Well, at least she keeps her “activities” to actors in her films and not the students. That’s a plus for her...
Nothing illegal. And she is getting paid through the end of the school year. Obviously, she does not have tenure and won’t be extended. That’s all.
Beat me to it.
even better, that homosexual can ADVOCATE minor sex with and within students but a reformed “performer” is the bad person!
Why is this story from 2011 if she admitted these things on Dr. Phil five years ago? I’m missing something.....
There’s no reason to fire her merely because she sucked as an actress.
“She probably has a good discrimination case to file... no?”
No. I don’t see any adverse impact or disparate treatment based on her gender, age, religion or ethnicity. Did I miss something?
With teachers boinking students and using them for political shields as in Wisconsin, I really don't think a discovery such as this should be a career ender, particularly if she enjoys teaching and was doing a good job.
While she would have to put up with a lot of teasing about this discovery, she could also use it as a teaching opportunity on how decisions, both good and bad, can alter your life and the lives of others.
Can’t blame her for not wanting to endure the slings and arrows from people who don’t respect those who have worked hard for a second chance.
Do you think she’ll take it lying down?
Spared no expense for location. Love on the rocks? Owwwww ...
She looks o.k. to me.
If what she did years ago was years ago and she changed her behavior and persoanlity and values - SO WHAT.
Remember what Christ said about the woman taken in adultury.
By the way, what were little B@#*&(#$@*(&*$ in her class doing LOOKING AT PRONOGRAPHY in the FIRST place???
She was promptly discharged from the Marines.
Isn’t lifestyle in there somewhere, too? It’s all covered...haha.
military is different from civilian life.
plus she is admitting this ws a dumb thing on her part.
Old sluts never die...
I bet the students paid attention in class!...............
A Parkway North High School science teacher who informed the school’s principal Friday that she had been involved in the adult-film industry before becoming a teacher has been placed on administrative leave, according to a district news release.
The teacher, Tera Myers, requested the leave after a student approached her about her past, according to the district. She will be paid through the end of the school year.
Parkway, which did not identify the teacher in its statement, said the teacher began working for the district in August 2007 after passing standard background and reference checks.
A spokesman for the district said today that since the teacher’s involvement in the porn industry did not break any laws, it wasn’t revealed in the background checks.
Myers, 38, was suspended in 2006 from a teaching job in Paducah, Ky., according to news reports.
Other teachers and parents stood by her after her past was revealed, but her contract was not renewed because the superintendent feared her past would be a distraction for students, according to KMOV (Channel 4).
The teacher went on to share her story on the Dr. Phil television show before being hired at Parkway.
No discrimination, possibly wrongful termination. She's a public school employee dismissed for something that was not illegal and happened many years ago. She had no civil service protection?
It's the school setting. Porn stars should not be school teachers. Even if she has changed, her legacy follows her. There are many things she can do where her legacy won't be an issue. Teaching kids is not one of them.
Any word on what happened to the porn viewing student?
I was working at a dealership. Nice, new, everyone hae PC’s on their desk. I don’t know what he was looking at but one of the young salespeople all of a sudden screamed “OH MY GOD!!!” He was really agitated. DANG DANG DANG DANG he says (well not actually but you get the picture.) “I can’t believe it. Come look!”
There’re somethings you just shouldn’t share. Or, as the Old Preacher said “Son, I don’t think I’d ah tol that.” So, we all run over to his computor. You know those pop-ups you sometimes get? Adult Friendfinder or something. There’s his beautiful wife of 2 years. And, she looked even better with her clothes off.
It was very traumatic for him. But probably not as traumatic as the crap we gave him. He left the next day. Never did find out if they patched things up or not.
I'm not excusing her past behavior, nor her changing identities after her dust-up in Kentucky to hide her past, but I'd be willing to let it slide if she was otherwise a good teacher.
“Porn stars should not be school teachers.”
I feel the same way about homosexuals, anti-Americans, communists, and socialists.
And if you’re not banning them all, then I see no reason to single out one!
Rapist’s can be POTUS...but porn stars can’t be teachers.
You just named half of the czars. Look up Kevin Jennings.
Apparently, lied on her application (hiding her past, including previous suspension).
The porn is just unseemly.