Mass. aide in racy photos: I'm a good role model

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Associated Press

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 10:05 AM

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher's aide briefly placed on leave when the school district found out about her second career as a lingerie model says she thinks she's a good example for her students.

In her first public statements, 23-year-old Kaitlin Pearson said in broadcast interviews that she's a college graduate who got good grades.

She says she her special needs students at a Fitchburg elementary school didn't know about her second career, and they wouldn't care because they are more interested in dinosaurs.

She thanked her family for their support during the ordeal. She also thanked the person who anonymously sent a package of racy photos to the school superintendent, prompting her paid leave, because it has given her positive publicity. She was reinstated this week.

She says she loves both careers.

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