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FORT PIERCE — A former Port St. Lucie High School teacher, who claims her second job as a bikini-clad mate for Smokin' Em Charters fishing tours was the reason St. Lucie County School District didn't renew her contract last week, hasn't had a moment to think since the story of her termination broke.

"I've gotten endless calls," the former biology teacher Tiffany Shepherd said.

On Wednesday, Shepherd, 30, conducted a satellite interview for television show "Inside Edition," ABC News, magazines, radio stations and a host of local media outlets.

Shepherd said she is scheduled to appear on radio station the Buzz 103.1 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. today.

Shepherd worked for four years as a science teacher in the school district before she was told last week that she would not be renewed for next school year.

Working as a bikini-clad mate for the fishing charter, she served drinks and food, and cast fishing lines for guests. Some women go topless on the charters, but that occurs only when the boat is three miles out and in international waters. Shepherd said she doesn't remove her top on the charters.

"I'm not doing anything on this boat that I would not do in the presence of my family," said the single mother of three boys, ages 9, 6, and 2.

The charter service made headlines in early April when Fort Pierce city officials evicted it from the city marina because the company conflicted with the marina's family-friendly atmosphere, officials said.

While Shepherd said it was her moonlighting gig that caused her to lose her teaching post, district officials say it was her "excessive absences."

According to district records, Shepherd had more than 30 unexcused absences this school year and had two reprimands in her personnel file. Teachers, who are classified as 10-month employees, are given 10 sick days a school year and Shepherd used all of her days by Sept. 20, 2007, about one month into the school year, according to district records.

"When you're not at work on a consistent basis the students you teach suffer and so does your job performance," said Susan Ranew, assistant superintendent of human resources for the district.

Shepherd, who is pursing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with emphasis in the sciences, said she suffers from migraines and was out sick those days or had family emergencies.

Even though Shepherd, whose class is being taught by a substitute teacher, has been fired, she will still receive a paycheck for the remainder of the school year, Ranew said. Also, Ranew said the district didn't know of Shepherd's second job until after she told the media.

"Lots of teachers have second jobs," Ranew said. "It's not that, you just can't be on leave (from the district) and work full time someplace else."

Shepherd said the controversy has been a learning experience and she received several encouraging text messages from her students and their parents.

She had one final message for her students.

"I miss them so much and I will always be there for them. They better do all their work," she said.

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Seems like she lost her job because she couldn't show up to work.

Considering she has three young kids she has taken decent care of her body.

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Seems like she lost her job because she couldn't show up to work.

:goodposting: Please ignore the fact

Shepherd had more than 30 unexcused absences this school year

It's a conspiracy against me because I wear a Bikini for ads. :rolleyes:

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:booked:

Thanks!

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

I'm not sure what that means, but I consider Fort Pierce to be the "Detroit of Florida".eta: no offense, DD.

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

I'm not sure what that means, but I consider Fort Pierce to be the "Detroit of Florida".eta: no offense, DD.
We are thinking along the same lines for sure :goodposting:

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

I'm not sure what that means, but I consider Fort Pierce to be the "Detroit of Florida".eta: no offense, DD.
what mean this?

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where were these hot teachers when I was in high school?

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

I'm not sure what that means, but I consider Fort Pierce to be the "Detroit of Florida".eta: no offense, DD.
what mean this?
imagine Detroit with palm trees. Not the nice part of Detroit either - the run down, economically depressed part.

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:lmao:

:lmao:

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She has the Wood River, IL look...for those of us from St.Louis

I'm not sure what that means, but I consider Fort Pierce to be the "Detroit of Florida".eta: no offense, DD.
what mean this?
imagine Detroit with palm trees. Not the nice part of Detroit either - the run down, economically depressed part.
I got a friend that moved to tampa, said the same thing, it's detroit with a really nice beach

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Seems like she lost her job because she couldn't show up to work.

:lmao: Please ignore the fact

Shepherd had more than 30 unexcused absences this school year

It's a conspiracy against me because I wear a Bikini for ads. :lmao:
Seems like she's just trying to get some publicity for herself since she obviously didn't want to be a teacher anyway. This is my wife's 7th year teaching and she's missed about 6 days total over those 7 years. And it's not like this lady has had 30 excused absences, it's 30 unexecused. Which means she's not getting a doctor's note or any proof of these "family emergencies." She's getting her 15 minutes right now, but it sounds to me like she doesn't have much of a future. Certainly not in teaching or any other respectable occupation where you're actually expected to show up and work on a consistent basis.

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Seems like she lost her job because she couldn't show up to work.

:yawn: Please ignore the fact

Shepherd had more than 30 unexcused absences this school year

It's a conspiracy against me because I wear a Bikini for ads. ;)
Seems like she's just trying to get some publicity for herself since she obviously didn't want to be a teacher anyway. This is my wife's 7th year teaching and she's missed about 6 days total over those 7 years. And it's not like this lady has had 30 excused absences, it's 30 unexecused. Which means she's not getting a doctor's note or any proof of these "family emergencies." She's getting her 15 minutes right now, but it sounds to me like she doesn't have much of a future. Certainly not in teaching or any other respectable occupation where you're actually expected to show up and work on a consistent basis.
Looking at those pics and knowing she has 3 kids, I'm guessing those unexcused absenses were her plastic surgery appointments.

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30 years old with 3 kids? Damn, girl's lookin' good.

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Isn't this the same charter service that was chased out of the marina because of the bikini girls?

Something about the "image" they portray and the flyers they have been leaving around the area.

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I wonder if her kid's father(s) are fishermen, or just good tippers?

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where were these hot teachers when I was in high school?

I had a hot teacher in middle school until someone found a porn picture of her (allegedly) and placed it on her desk. Then she moved away :goodposting:

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Her kids must be proud.

Tatted up, enormous plastic winnebagos, basically a stripper(and MAY in fact be if she's embellishing on what it is she actually does on that boat).

She would fit right in in the Inland Empire here in SoCal. --- but not as a teacher.

SHe missed over a month of teaching days - in addition to all the ridiculous time off teachers get anyway. Good luck Tiffany or Candy or whatever your stripper moniker is.

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Her kids must be proud.

Tatted up, enormous plastic winnebagos, basically a stripper(and MAY in fact be if she's embellishing on what it is she actually does on that boat).

She would fit right in in the Inland Empire here in SoCal. --- but not as a teacher.

SHe missed over a month of teaching days - in addition to all the ridiculous time off teachers get anyway. Good luck Tiffany or Candy or whatever your stripper moniker is.

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they have a porn star as one of the fishing guides, excellent idea!

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Isn't this the same charter service that was chased out of the marina because of the bikini girls?Something about the "image" they portray and the flyers they have been leaving around the area.

BTLS said it'd the same charter this morning on his local show.

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Seems like she lost her job because she couldn't show up to work.

:lmao: Please ignore the fact

Shepherd had more than 30 unexcused absences this school year

It's a conspiracy against me because I wear a Bikini for ads. :lmao:
Seems like she's just trying to get some publicity for herself since she obviously didn't want to be a teacher anyway. This is my wife's 7th year teaching and she's missed about 6 days total over those 7 years. And it's not like this lady has had 30 excused absences, it's 30 unexecused. Which means she's not getting a doctor's note or any proof of these "family emergencies." She's getting her 15 minutes right now, but it sounds to me like she doesn't have much of a future. Certainly not in teaching or any other respectable occupation where you're actually expected to show up and work on a consistent basis.
Looking at those pics and knowing she has 3 kids, I'm guessing those unexcused absenses were her plastic surgery appointments.
That'd be my guess as well. Her body looks in pretty good shape but her face looks like she's 40. She's definitely had some subtractions and additions done.

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looks like some hard living for 30 years.

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This is an outrage.

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looks like some hard living for 30 years.

That's what I was thinking.Take a look at the other hags on the website. Pretty scary stuff.

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looks like some hard living for 30 years.

That's what I was thinking.Take a look at the other hags on the website. Pretty scary stuff.
that lady looks great for having 3 kids, you guys are nuts...

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1) First thing I thought of when I saw her pics (before I read article) was "Tramp". I don't use that word often. Don't even think it. But it instantly came to mind when I saw her.

2)I don't get 30 days off in my job - and I work an entire year. That's one of the many things I can't stand about teachers. Think of all the time off they get normally. Then to add another full month of time off?

3) Sucks that she's getting paid not to work. It was one thing when they said they wouldn't renew her contract, but that's just tax dollars wasted. Make the little tramp fullfill her contract.

4) Is it wrong that I want to punch her right in the face? Very few women elicit that response from me. Maybe only her and Rosie O'Donut. :boxing:

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looks like some hard living for 30 years.

That's what I was thinking.Take a look at the other hags on the website. Pretty scary stuff.
that lady looks great for having 3 kids, you guys are nuts...
her body is good. no dispute.it's in the eyes and/or face.

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I am not getting the hate in here. She is college educated, going to get her masters, mother of 3 and divorced in the last year. I guess I don't see the big deal if shes wearing a swimsuit while she works....

Shepherd, however, argues that she only missed about 20 days of school, mostly for doctor's appointments or the ongoing divorce proceedings. All of them, she insisted, were documented.

Shepherd also insists that rumors about her involvement in the charter fishing boat company were floating among school board members and administrators before they decided to cut her loose, as well as among students in schools attended by her two older children.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=4756166&page=2

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2)I don't get 30 days off in my job - and I work an entire year. That's one of the many things I can't stand about teachers. Think of all the time off they get normally. Then to add another full month of time off?

Could you complete this list please?

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