You may remember Kaitlin “Kaity” Pearson, the full-time teacher’s aide and part-time model for hire who was suspended a couple weeks ago for being too damn sexy.
She is now back to teaching special needs kids at South Street Elementary School in Fitchburg, Mass.
Pearson, 23, says she harbors no ill will toward the person who anonymously sent some of her racy modeling images to Andre Ravenelle, the Fitchburg public schools superintendent (and a local newspaper to boot). (RELATED: Teacher sent home for being too sexy, model of the year)
“I’m not going to stop pursuing something I love,” Pearson said, according to CBS Boston. “I love my kids, and I love teaching them, and I love modeling.”
School officials lifted Pearson’s paid suspension on Tuesday, clearing her to return to work, reports Boston Magazine.
In a local radio interview, the teacher expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support she has received. She also defended her semi-nude modeling.
“I don’t bring it into the classroom,” she said, adding that the kids in her class are a lot more interested in things like dinosaurs.
“I believe I’m a very good role model,” she told CBS Boston. “I went to college. I went to school. I got great grades.”
Pearson was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 18 after Ravenelle received the photos.
The multitasking career woman said publicity about the modeling-related suspension ended up contributing greatly to her budding modeling career. Her various modeling pages on the internet have skyrocketed in popularity.
It’s not clear why Ravenelle executed the paid suspension. Evidently, he worried that she just looks entirely too good in a skimpy bathing suit—or, in other instances, covering her nipples with her arm, or crouched nude in a yoga position with her butt tossed in the air.
Parts of Pearson’s portfolio appear on her Facebook and Instagram pages, and on modeling websites such as ModelsMania (where she currently reigns as model of the year).
According to a stern press release from Ravenelle concurrent with the suspension, Pearson “was immediately placed on a paid leave of absence to assure student safety during the investigation and to mitigate potential disruption.”
The press release noted that Pearson was not found to be in violation of any district policies.
At the modeling site Model Mayhem, Pearson posts several images and discusses her various attributes.