Stephanie Giambelluca

Stephanie Giambelluca, 24: First-year teacher at J.D. Meisler Middle School in Metairie, La., was arrested in December 2006 on charges of molestation and indecent behavior with a 12-year-old male. Police say the acts were captured on videotape, recorded by Ryan Mapes, 18, who was babysitting the boy. Giambelluca allegedly disrobed to her underwear, performed a suggestive dance for the boy and performed oral sex on Mapes in front of the young student.

Stephanie Diane Harris

Stephanie Diane Harris, 27: Teacher at Marble City Elementary School was arrested Sept. 9, 2008, for charges related to alleged sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy. According to the boy, Harris began texting him in June, asking him to have sex with her. She is accused of having had sex with the teen in her home several times and exchanging photographs of the pair’s genitals by cell phone. The boy reported the incidents to police in mid-August, sparking the investigation.

Stephanie Ragusa

Stephanie Ragusa, 28: Math teacher at Martinez Middle School in Lutz, Fla., was arrested March 13, 2008, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. She reportedly met the boy on campus while working as a special education teacher at Davidsen Middle School the previous schoolyear. Ragusa allegedly had sex with the student twice in her car and once in her apartment between October 2006 and May 2007. An arrest affidavit from investigators says the victim’s story was verified by his knowledge of tattoos of a flower and an insect on Ragusa that are visible only if she is undressed. She was arrested a second time on April 15, 2008, for sex with another boy, and then while free on bail, was arrested a third time on April 28 for allegedly having sex yet again with one of her previous victims. On June 28, 2010, she was sentenced to 10 years prison by Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe, who described Ragusa’s courtroom demeanor as arrogant. “You had a very lackadaisical attitude on your face, smiling, jovial,” Tharpe said. “If I had to sum up your attitude in one word, it would be arrogance. I don’t know as we stand here today that you truly appreciate the harm that you caused. I honestly believe, Ms. Ragusa, that you are a sexual predator. And I honestly believe that you are a danger to children in our community.”

Stephanie Seabury

Stephanie Seabury, 22: English teacher at Caesar Rodney Middle School in Dover, Del., turned herself into police Monday, April 28, 2014, on allegations she had sex with a 13-year-old male student of hers. She was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust or authority. According to court records, the boy told authorities March 12 he had had a sexual relationship with the teacher with “several planned meetings” at her home. During one such encounter on Feb. 26, the boy said he engaged in intercourse with the teacher, who had driven him from school to her apartment. Police say Seabury and the student also exchanged numerous explicit phone messages and photographs, which had been viewed by “several cooperating witnesses.” Investigators contacted officials at the school on March 13, who confirmed the victim was one of her students.

Stephanie Ann Stein

Stephanie Ann Stein, 31: The former English teacher at Plymouth Christian Academy in Canton, Mich., was arrested on Sept. 17, 2007, after the mother of a 15-year-old student saw her leaving the boy’s home for the second time. She admitted to police she was having sex with the boy, knew it was wrong and was in the process of severing the relationship. During the course of their investigation – police say they also learned about a racy – nude – photo the teacher sent to the student. According to the Detroit News, instant messages and e-mails between the victim and Stein showed early on that the young man wanted a long-term
relationship with her and to save her from what he thought was an abusive marriage. He also testified he fantasized about having children with her. On June 17, 2008, the mother of two young children was found guilty of two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, sending sexually explicit photographs to a minor and using a computer to send those images.

Stephanie Jo Walters

Stephanie Jo Walters, 27: Eighth-grade teacher at Musselman Middle School in Inwood, W.V., turned herself into the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department May 1, 2009, where she was charged with sexual abuse by a person of trust to a child. Walters allegedly sent text messages to a male student describing what she would like to do to him sexually. According to the criminal complaint, an uninvolved student learned that the 14-year-old male student and Walters were sending one another text messages, leading school officials to believe there was an inappropriate relationship. Walters allegedly began confiding in a female student two weeks ago, telling the student that she and the 14-year-old male student made out and she had let him touch her breasts and kiss her in a janitor’s closet at school.


Summer Hansen

Summer Michelle Hansen, 31: Special-education teacher at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., was charged Aug. 13, 2013, with having sex with five students and sending the boys sexual text messages and nude photographs of herself. Hansen faces 16 felony counts and could receive up to 13 years in prison if convicted. Court documents show Hansen was suspected of engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sex with the boys on campus and at one victim’s home as far back as May 2012. All five boys were students at the school, but none was a student of Hansen. One student,17, told detectives Hansen had been exchanging sexual text messages with him, some attached to revealing and nude photographs. The teacher allegedly said she wanted to give him a “prize” for doing well in a baseball game. She kept him after class in Saturday school and, after all of the other students had left, began kissing him, and engaged in sex acts, the boy claimed. Hansen, through her attorney, has denied the allegations.


Susan Clickner

Susan Clickner, 47: The 8th-grade science teacher at Blanchard Middle School in Lowell, Mass., was sentenced to serve 18 months for having sex with one of her students in the back seat of her car. Clickner had been accused of luring the 14-year-old during the summer of 2005 into the back seat of her car and molesting him. He later told his parents, who notified police. She also was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Tabitha Adams

Tabitha Adams, 35: Second-grade teacher at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Dodge City, Kansas, was arrested on Dec. 18, 2007, on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Her bond was set at $500,000. Neither the police department nor the church would release the victim’s age or gender.

Tamara Ryman

Tamara Ryman, 37: Married algebra teacher at Bellaire High School in Houston under investigation for possibly having an inappropriate relationship with a former student for whom she is the legal guardian. Police say on March 18, 2007, they found Ryman in a parked van with the 16-year-old, and the boy had his pants down. Both Ryman and the teen were charged with criminal trespassing.

Tara Driscoll

Tara Driscoll, 33: The English teacher at Campus Magnet High School in the Cambria Heights section of New York City was arrested Aug. 5, 2011, and charged with raping a 16-year-old male student with whom she allegedly had sex after driving him to a motel. Police claim they have videotape evidence of the two at the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn. She pleaded guilty in June 2012 to having sex with the minor at the motel, a 15-minute drive from the school. But earlier, she brazenly had sex with two other students at the school, where her serial shenanigans were uncovered by girlfriends of the teacher’s pets, an investigative report by schools investigator Richard Condon charges. The New York Post reports that Driscoll called one boy to her office, locked the door and put a chair against the knob to secure it. They lay on the floor behind her desk, where she performed oral sex before they had intercourse, the boy told investigators.

Tawni Wimberley
Tawni Wimberley

Tawni Wimberley, 30: Former computer and technology teacher at Flagstaff High School teacher in Arizona pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor on Sept. 30, 2008. Police alleged that Wimberley, who was indicted in March, had consensual sexual relationships with “several” male students, most of them legal adults.

Teresa Engelbach

Teresa Engelbach, 21: Substitute teacher from Pevely, Mo., was charged March 16, 2007, with having sex with a 14-year-old male student, whom she reportedly knew for years as a friend of her brother. Jefferson County authorities charged her with three counts of statutory rape and one count of statutory sodomy for incidents allegedly occurring between Feb. 1 and March 13, 2007.

Tina Mason, 31: The former teacher at Lubec Consolidated School, Washington County, Maine, received on Nov. 20, 2008, two consecutive suspended sentences of 11 months in jail, each with one year of probation, and a $400 fine for assault, sexual abuse of a minor, and unlawful sexual touching of a 13-year-old boy. The matter came to light in December 2007. The boy was not one of her students but, instead, the son of family friends. Mason will have to permanently give up her teaching certification and will be a registered sex offender for 10 years.

Toni Allexy, 38: Cheerleading coach in Paradise, Calif., entered a surprise no contest plea in court May 6, 2008, to a felony child endangerment charge. Allexy was accused in 2007 of furnishing alcohol to two 14-year-old boys at her residence, and fondling one of them during the ride home. “Very intoxicated, the mother gave my very drunk son and another boy and girl a ride home,” a letter from one of the boy’s mothers states. “On the ride home the mother (Allexy) put her hand down my son’s pants and began to fondle him, the other kids were in the back seat, which (Allexy) would not allow to come up front with my son.”

Toni Woods

Toni Lynn Woods, 37: Middle-school teacher in Braxton County, W.Va., confessed in 2005 to having sexual intercourse with three juveniles a total of four times and oral sex with one of those juveniles and another juvenile a total of four times. She reportedly described herself as a “monster” when she pleaded guilty. She resigned, surrendered her teaching certificate, and was given consecutive sentences of one-to-five years on four counts of third-degree sexual assault.

Traci Tapp

Traci Tapp, 28: Gym teacher at Hammonton High School in New Jersey accused of sexual contact with three male students, including having sex in her home multiple times in one night with a 16-year-old. In January 2006, she avoided any jail or probation time by admitting inappropriate touching, but she lost her teaching license.

Valynne Bowers

Valynne Bowers, 39: Math teacher at Bountiful Junior High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested on March 6, 2009 for sexual assault on a 13-year-old boy after another teacher at the school, Linda Nef, gave Bowers name to the police while confessing her own sexual involvement with the same teen. Until shortly before the arrests, the two teachers did not know about each other’s relationship with the same boy, a police spokesman said.

Wendie Schweikert

Wendie Schweikert, 36: Laurens, S.C., elementary teacher arrested in February 2006 for having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old male student at E.B. Morse Elementary School. Police said the married woman had relations with the boy on three separate occasions dating back to 2005, not only on campus but also in her car near a miniature golf course near Greenville, S.C.

Yvette Starzyk

Yvette Starzyk, 26: Female athletic trainer and substitute teacher at Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colo., was fired and charged with sexual assault on a former student, a boy of 15. She turned herself in March 28, 2008. She reportedly had an ongoing sexual affair with the boy, with the encounters taking place at several locations away from the school. Authorities were also investigating the possibility more victims were involved with Starzyk.


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