Dallas-area art teacher Stacy Bailey has been suspended after she discussed her sexual orientation with students, Mansfield Independent School District officials said Tuesday afternoon. Bailey, who has been suspended without pay since September, was named “Teacher of The Year” in 2016.
The district contests original reports that the teacher was put on administrative leave after asking officials to consider adding LGBT-inclusive language to her district’s anti-discrimination policies. In an email statement, MISD officials claim it is their “general rule not to comment on employee personnel matters” but the national outrage “has created disruption to the Charlotte Anderson Elementary School educational environment.”
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