Why Do Teachers Have Sex With Their Students? Part 1

You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when you open a newspaper and read another story about a teacher charged with sex offences for exploiting, raping or sexually assaulting a child, their student.

Whether you read Britain’s Daily Mail, Australia’s Daily Telegraph or any North American newspaper, you can’t escape the reality that students are no longer safe in their classrooms.

An Associated Press study identified 2,570 teachers who had lost their teaching credentials between 2001 and 2005 for sexual misconduct. In another study the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation estimated that between 1991 and 2000, 290,000 students had experienced some type of physical sexual abuse.

You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the AP study confirmed that of the teachers who had their licenses revoked only 10% were women, however, you wouldn’t know that from the media coverage. The stories that hit the press focus on younger, attractive female teachers.

So, why would a mature professional woman, often married, ruin her career, her life and her family’s life to sleep with a 16-year old boy?

I have a number of theories:

1. The Cougar Effect

Today’s society has glamourized the notion of an older woman with a younger man. Courtney Cox’s TV show “Cougar Town” featuring Courtney as a 40-something divorcee, is the tip of a trend that saturates the media. After all, what could be wrong with a teenage boy having an affair with an experienced older woman?

2. We Fell in Love

The most infamous teacher/student case is that of teacher, wife and mother, Mary Kay Letourneau, then 34-years old and her 13-year old student, Vili Fualaau, both from Washington State. She was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation for having sex with her young student. Her sentence was more lenient because she agreed she would no longer see Vili, however, shortly after she finished her six-month term, she was found having sexual relations with him in a car.

She then served seven years in prison, giving birth to their two children, conceived when she was out of jail. Upon her release Mary Kay and Vili married, selling the photos to Entertainment Weekly for $750,000. She also wrote a book about her story which was published in France.

Interestingly, her father John Schmitz, who was a California Senator and U.S. Congressman, saw his political career flounder after it was discovered that he had carried on an affair and had two children out-of-wedlock. Her parents separated after the news broke, but later reconciled.

Part 2 of this post will be published tomorrow.

Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang

8 thoughts on “Why Do Teachers Have Sex With Their Students? Part 1

  1. You clearly have never seen Cougar Town and no nothing of it other than the title. Even if you haven’t, it’s a well-reported fact that the creator and producers of the show have long-regretted the title they gave to the show, given that it largely a misnomer that has little to do with the story lines in the series.

  2. Actually, I know quite a bit about Cougar Town. I know that the original premise of the show was older woman/younger man. I also know that the community team is called the Cougars, and finally, I know that the producers have tossed around the idea of a new name for the show, but haven’t changed it yet.

    I make a habit of researching everything I put in my blog. Thanks for reading and commenting! Georgialee

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  5. Still another Constitutional issue is represented by those who work for the public education in Canada, and who do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion.

    The Canadian fascists who work in the Ontario Principals’ Council and Toronto District School Board are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. The newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity among the populace while female teachers deliberately groom students for illegal purposes. They claim to be teachers who mold the future of Canada, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokespeople for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection to the ones in power. This is why you hardly hear about the sex crimes and allegations of Ontario teachers- A, B, C, D, and many more corrupt, immoral, fascist, self-centred and sexually deviant teachers who are members of the Ontario College of teachers. The explicit Sex-Ed programme which was drafted by X is considered to be a pedophile’s training manual for students, and Canadians should see why X and his cronies are trying to force the Sex-Ed class in Ontario schools. The public education system in Canada is managed by sexual deviants and perverted adults who lack remorse, sympathy or responsibility for their immoral and illegal actions.

    Unfortunately, some teachers who work for the Toronto District School Board do not have the power to protect their students from school bullies. Former Vice Principal of Y School, F was accused of having inappropriate relations with a school bully by offering him rides in her vehicle for questionable motives. In addition to those allegations, F was accused of sexually grooming the school bully who was 15-16 years of age at the time. These allegations lacked evidence and the school bully declined to press charges nothwithstanding that the school bully was romantically involved with F during the time they were seen in F’s vehicle. The TDSB Disciplinary Committee was lenient on the allegations, and F was transferred to another school in order to prevent the public from finding out about those allegations. As of July, 2013, F is the Vice Principal of U School.

    A disgruntled teacher confided with some people that the Ontario Principals’ Council represented A, B, and C in a defamation lawsuit. Several bloggers complained of being harassed by users purportedly to be employees of the Toronto District School Board.

    The truth is, the cronies who work for the Toronto District School Board and Ontario Principals’ Council are enraged that their incompetent teachers and the accusations are being discussed in the public domain. This justifies as to why the Ontario Principals’ Council is forcing lawsuits on anyone who dare mention about the teachers who are/were accused of illegal and immoral conduct with their students.

  6. Chairman of the TSAA, Gordy Stefulic stole around that same $90,000 amount while she was a Principal at the TDSB. Gordy Stefulic was given a lenient punishment.

    Gordy Stefulic was a totally incompetent principal at several Toronto
    schools. She had sex with one of her students about 1 dozen years ago.
    From there on her career started to move downhill. Presently she is “on
    assignment with the TSAA, which is currently used by the TDSB as a
    convenient dumping ground for administrators that will never be future
    upwardly mobile candidates. Rumour has it that she had long standing
    romantic connections with a Terry Baytor who recently pleaded guilty to
    theft of student monies at Martingrove CI. She will probably stay at the
    TSAA until her retirement. Upper management is highly unlikely under
    the current circumstances.

    A copy of the Disciplinary Committee Memo:
    [Quote]The TDSB Disciplinary Committee held a private
    hearing on January 25, 2009 into professional misconduct allegations
    against a Gordy Stefulic, first certified to teach in 1983. Her lawyer
    represented her at the hearing.

    Principal Stefulic was responsible for overseeing of revenues from
    fundraising activities at her assigned school. Over the course of two
    academic years spanning 2006–08, she put student monies into her own
    bank account and used most of the money to pay for holidays to
    destinations and for her personal gain. The amount exceeded $60 000.

    The panel heard evidence that the Ms Stefulic failed to deposit the
    student funds into a separate school bank account, failed to keep
    accurate records of the amounts received from students and used the
    money blended into her account to pay for personal expenses.

    When accounting discrepancies were noted, the member reconciled the
    differences using money from her own account. She said that her failure
    to keep full and accurate accounting records occurred during a period of
    illness while taking Lithium Carbonate. She is currently seeing a
    psychiatrist for her condition.

    Having considered the evidence, her psychiatric condition, an agreed
    statement of facts, a joint submission on penalty and the submissions of
    counsel, the panel found the member may return to her duties provided
    she continues with her medication and regular contact with her
    psychiatrist. In addition she was to repay the missing funds within
    three months. She was also reprimanded and was ordered to refrain from
    handling any money related to school activities or have any direct
    involvement in school financial affairs.

    DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

    BETWEEN:

    ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

    and

    GORDANA ANNE STEFULIC OCT

    NOTICE OF HEARING

    THE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS, pursuant to section 26, subsection (5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 (the “Act”), Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 12, has directed that the matter hereinafter described regarding the conduct or actions of Gordana Anne Stefulic, Certificate No176236 , be referred to the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers.

    IT IS ALLEGED that Gordana Anne Stefulic is guilty of professional misconduct as defined in subsections 30(2) and 40(1.1) of the Act in that:

    (a) she failed to maintain the standards of the profession, contrary to Ontario
    Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(5);

    (b) she abused a student or students physically, sexually, verbally, psychologically or emotionally, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(7) and engaged in sexual abuse of a student or students of a nature defined in sections 1 and 40 (1.1) of the Act;

    (c) she failed to comply with the Education Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, chapter E.2, and specifically section 264(1)(c) thereof or the Regulations made under that Act, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(15);

    (d) she committed acts that having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(1; and

    (e) she engaged in conduct unbecoming a Member, contrary to Ontario Regulation
    437/97, subsection 1(19).

    PARTICULARS OF THESE ALLEGATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    1. Gordana Anne Stefulic (the “Member”) is a member of the Ontario College of
    Teachers.

    2. At all material times, the Member was employed by the Toronto District School Board
    (the “Board”) as a Principal at [XX] School (the “School”) in Ontario.

    3. During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Member granted and/or permitted Student No. 1
    and Student No. 2, two male students of the Board under the age of sixteen years, entry
    and/or access to her Facebook page and by so doing, allowed Student No. 1 and Student
    No. 2 to access inappropriate and/or view material including:

    (a) A photographic image of a male person without a shirt, wearing a Speedo bathing suit and titled, “Meal of the Day”;

    (b) A drawing showing a naked woman depicting her breasts and a naked man holding a string which was tied to his well endowed penis.

    4. During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Member,

    (a) permitted a student and/or students to have access to a personal laptop computer which she knew or ought to have known contained images of a pornographic nature or erotic nature, which appeared to depict young adolescent males;

    (b) permitted a student and/or students to have access to the classroom computer which she knew or ought to have known contained pornographic images and/or violent cartoon images and/or images of naked bodies;

    (c) requested and/or allowed Student No. 3, Student No. 4 and Student No. 5, male students, to give her a massage; and

    (d) made no efforts to deter or prevent a student and/or students from seeking to massage her back.

    THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING pursuant to sections 30 and 32 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, to decide whether the allegations are true and whether Gordana Anne Stefulic is guilty of professional misconduct. A copy of the Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee will be provided upon request.

    THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE WILL MEET on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to set a date for the hearing of this matter. The Committee will meet on the 12th floor of the offices of the Ontario College of Teachers at 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

    YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE PRESENT ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED DATE AND AT THE HEARING AND TO BE REPRESENTED BY LEGAL COUNSEL.

    If you wish, you or your legal counsel may contact College Counsel to discuss the scheduling of a hearing date to determine whether a date for the hearing can be agreed upon. If a date for the hearing can be agreed to, in accordance with Rule 4.02(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee, the hearing will proceed on the agreed date.

    IF A DATE FOR THE HEARING OF THIS MATTER IS NOT AGREED UPON AND YOU DO NOT ATTEND TO SET A DATE FOR THE HEARING OF THIS MATTER, THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MAY PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE TO SET A DATE FOR THE HEARING. NOTICE OF THE HEARING DATE WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU IN WRITING AT YOUR LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AS SHOWN IN THE RECORDS OF THE COLLEGE.

    IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND ON THE SCHEDULED HEARING DATE, THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MAY PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE AND YOU WILL NOT BE PROVIDED WITH ANY FURTHER NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS.

    IF THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FIND YOU GUILTY of professional misconduct, you are liable to the penalties set out in section 30 of the Act.

    A MEMBER whose conduct is being investigated in proceedings before the Discipline Committee may examine before the hearing any written or documentary evidence that will be produced or any report, the contents of which will be given as evidence at the hearing. You or your representative

    may contact the office of Caroline Zayid of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, solicitor for the College in this matter, at Suite 5300, Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, Toronto, ON M5K 1E6, telephone 416-601-
    7768.

    Date: January 14,2013

    Michael Salvatori, OCT
    Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
    Ontario College of Teachers
    12th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M5S 0A1

    TO: Gordana Anne Stefulic
    [XX] [XX]

    AND TO: Calderoni Steer Wanderon McTavish & Smith LLP
    2 Sheppard Ave E
    North York ON M2N 5Y7
    Dale Stump, Solicitor for the
    Member

    B E T W E E N :

    ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS – and – GORDANA ANNE STEFULIC

    DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

    NOTICE OF HEARING

    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Suite 5300
    Toronto Dominion Bank Tower
    Toronto, ON M5K 1E6

    Caroline R. Zayid
    Tel. 416 601-7768
    Fax 416 868-0673

    David E. Leonard
    Tel. 416 601-7684
    Fax 416 868-0673

    Solicitors for the
    Ontario College of Teachers

    #12685381

  7. Justice is slowly coming

    DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

    BETWEEN:

    ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

    and

    GORDANA ANNE STEFULIC OCT

    NOTICE OF HEARING

    THE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS, pursuant to section 26, subsection (5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 (the “Act”), Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 12, has directed that the matter hereinafter described regarding the conduct or actions of Gordana Anne Stefulic, Certificate No176236 , be referred to the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers.

    • Vilifying respectable female teachers is a pastime for delinquents and misogynists.It is certainly possible to find out the details of a computer that was used to make these libelous posts about Vivian. The libelous posts have done irreparable harm to Vivian that the persons responsible should be jailed and charged with blasphmeny and hate crimes against women.

      We will find out your identities. Even if we have to investigate every staff at Martingrove Collegiate Inst. to find evidence, it is not impossible.
      If A, B, and C’s lawyers have to search every school locker, every notebook and every trace of internet history of the teachers and students, it will be done to counter
      the misogynist and slanderous postings of these teachers.

      A and the other victims of the misogynist and libelous posts need justice. It does not matter if businesses who do not comply with our
      subpena requests are forced to liquidate or enter bankruptcy. How can you sleep at night after posting such terrible posts about three respected teachers?

      The California Judge was correct when asserting that defamation and misogyny hold no grounds for right wing constitutional laws. Every teacher and student in Martingrove is a suspect. Every teacher who worked with A, B, and C are suspects. Misogyny is a terrible crime, and defamation of the victims of misogyny are extremely terrible and horrific.

      Their lawyers will work around the clock to obtain evidence, and here is one request which will be allowed by the court to find the libelous posters;

      I.P addresses, geolocation, warrants to search through computers, blood test information, stool test information, DNA samples; Income tax returns;Employee records, and much more
      to PROVE THESE ANONYMOUS POSTERS GUILTY OF THEIR ACTIONS.

      Now before you anonymous cyberbullies complain to your lawyers, YOU ALREADY LOSE! Ex parte applications are exempt from the excuses of the Charter!

      Time for A to teach you cyberbullies a lesson about slandering her good name! Prepare for incarceration, legal damages, a criminal record and legal payback! Muhahahaaa

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