The short answer is yes. It happens all too often. Here’s a post about a teacher and parent in a Catholic school in a relationship. Often the school has to make a judgement about the relationship and if it’s a conflict of interest. The most interesting piece about the above mentioned post is the comments. I love how people become polarized about this issue.
A friend shared a story about a married parent who was having an affair with her child’s teacher. Now the parent isn’t able to come to the school without notice ahead of time and the teacher will be let go at the end of the year. While I don’t justify infidelity, why is it that a teacher is held to a higher standard? But then I’ve seen it happen first hand.
I married a former student’s father. I met Jason (name changed) when I was his son’s third grade teacher. We didn’t date until that summer and then our relationship took a long time to grow before we married. We were friends first and had a lot in common, both divorced, raising children, quiet and driven. While my relationship with Jason wasn’t a secret, it caused issues at work. Some of my co-workers cornered me and accused me of potentially ruining the school’s repuation. They felt I should break up with Jason. To be honest, their ambush brought Jason and I closer. But the relationship with my co-workers was forever changed.
Do I regret my marriage? No way…but my choice makes for an interesting plot point in my latest erotic romance- Chalkboard Romance.
See how Lauren Walsh handles falling for a student’s father after a one night stand. Will she lose her job or will she give up on a chance for a happily ever after? Please let me know how you’d handle things if you were in the same situation.
Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wanted to feel sexy again, after her ex tossed her aside for a younger woman. Her teaching partner and best friend encouraged her to sign up for The Playhouse--a renowned dating agency.
Mac Thomas remained trapped in a marriage to a money grubbing socialite. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.
Passion ignites but Mac’s a parent of one of Lauren’s students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?
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