A Bronx highschool trainer was found hiding within the bed room of one among her feminine college students, disturbing disciplinary information present.
Tamara Alvarez, 35, who taught historical past on the Bronx HS for Writing and Communication Arts, was noticed within the lady’s room “hiding behind the mattress,” main officers to allege an improper romantic relationship between the 2.
Town Division of Schooling contended Alvarez had an “obsession” with the lady. The trainer claimed the DOE focused her as a result of she is a lesbian. A listening to officer gave Alvarez the ax.
Questions arose when the coed’s mother was within the hospital with a damaged foot in Could 2017, and requested her boyfriend to test on the teenager, in accordance with a report on Alvarez’s disciplinary listening to.
When the boyfriend entered the condo about 11 p.m., nobody was residence, he testified. He quickly heard somebody come inside and go into the lady’s bed room.
He knocked on the bed room door, however nobody answered. After the daughter received residence, they opened the door and noticed “a girl hiding behind the mattress.”
The mom’s boyfriend then instructed the lady to depart, he testified, however the upset daughter additionally left and didn’t return to dwell with the household, the report says.
The stunning incident adopted an argument when the lady instructed her mother and mother’s boyfriend that “she was courting a girl in her late 20s,” however refused to introduce them to the lady.
The mother’s boyfriend later recognized the lady within the bed room as Alvarez after seeing her on stage on the faculty’s commencement ceremony. The scholar was offended at her mother for reporting Alvarez, saying “Mother, why are you doing this? She has children.”
Town’s Particular Commissioner of Investigation then searched telephone information, discovering that Alvarez had referred to as or texted the lady about 800 occasions between February and Could 2017; the lady had contacted the trainer about 500 occasions.
The contacts occurred a number of occasions a day and late at night time. Many have been prolonged — as much as 4 hours at a time.
“Her involvement with this scholar is just an obsession,” a Division of Schooling lawyer argued.
Alvarez insisted she was solely making an attempt to assist the lady, who was struggling in class, and that the DOE had no guidelines limiting the size of telephone conversations between lecturers and college students.
“We’re right here as a result of [Alvarez] is a lesbian,” her lawyer contended. “That is the very definition of unequal therapy.”
Alvarez denied going into the lady’s bed room, however didn’t present up when the mother’s boyfriend testified on the listening to.
Listening to officer Sarah Miller Espinosa didn’t purchase the trainer’s protection. In a Jan. three termination choice, Espinosa mentioned Alvarez “focused a susceptible particular training scholar” and “violated her place of belief.”