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Teacher who made sex tape with student gets hired again
A former Staten Island teacher who resigned in disgrace after making a sex tape with a student has found greener pastures in the Garden State, according to a report.
Nadine Sudlow, 30, who taught English at Liberation Diploma Plus HS, had sex with her “pet pupil” during a hotel tryst that was caught in footage that the youth shared with his pals, according to a probe.
She regularly treated the student to free lunches and Starbucks coffee, which he said made him feel “weird” but that he thought she was just “fooling around.”
The untenured teacher — who told the student in e-mails that she was “mad horny” – resigned in July 2014, two months after a complaint was lodged with the office of a special schools investigator.
But shortly after a 2015 report in The Post, New Jersey granted Sudlow a teaching certificate and she was hired by the Newark school district, the Asbury Park Press reported Wednesday.
She claimed a principal who knew about her history encouraged her to apply for the position, the news outlet reported.
“It happens so often because they can get away with it,” said Terri Miller, president of Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation, or SESAME, the paper reported.
“They have the support of the teachers union. School administrators and districts would rather stay safe and save money than save children.”
New Jersey is considering legislation that would ban confidentiality agreements that protect teachers with substantiated cases of abuse or misconduct.