First-year Spanish teacher Cristy Deweese is making quite a name for herself at Yvonne Ewell Townview Center. The DISD magnet high school is consistently rated among the top public school programs in the nation.
But Deweese isn't making headlines for her work in the classroom; she's turning heads with her designation as Playboy's "coed of the month" in February 2011 — when she was just 18 years old.
Wearing striped onesie pajamas, a barely legal Deweese nibbles on beef jerky and talks about her dreams before disrobing down to her underwear. "I'm gonna be a Spanish teacher!" Deweese declares to the cameras.
Although Deweese declined to use her last name in the shoot, posing simply as "Cristy Nicole," it didn't take long for her students to discover her past. Now, everyone from DISD to the Texas Education Agency is wondering what to do about it.
Deweese wasn't a teacher when she posed for Playboy, and what she did wasn't illegal. However, it is creating a distracting situation in the classroom and turning national attention on Townview for less-than-desirable reasons.
DISD has been mum on the issue, citing district policy on personnel issues. On Twitter, Deweese's students say she didn't show up to class on Monday.