Texas Students Defend Spanish Teacher After Playboy Past Exposed

High school students in Dallas are speaking out in defense of a Spanish teacher whose job might be jeopardy after her Playboy past was recently resurrected.

During her "Coed of the Month" photoshoot back in February 2011, Cristy Nicole Deweese openly admitted to her Playboy interviewers that she was going to be a Spanish teacher some day.

That some day came two years later when Deweese, now 21, was hired to teach Spanish at the Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas.

But her substantial past as a nude model and sometimes lesbian sex scene simulator soon caught up with her, prompting suggestions that her past behavior was unbecoming of a school teacher.

"It wasn’t an illegal activity, but it raises the question about whether that action violated the Educators’ Code of Ethics," said Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe.

Though neither the school district nor the school have issued official statements on the matter, some parents have come forward to express concern that Deweese's students would now be unable to look at her "without picturing her nude."

But several students have taken to social networks to stand by their teacher, asking naysayers to leave her alone.

"She's a teacher now, not a Playbody model anymore," said one student on Twitter.

[H/T: Fark, Dallas Observer, screengrab via Playboy]