Latin Teacher Is Set Aside For Using Sexual Language And Harassing Classmates In Florida School

Miami – A Spanish teacher from a high school in North Florida was permanently removed from her educator certificate after she used lewd language and harassed schoolmates, a local media outlet reported.

According to a report from the Florida State Commission of Educational Practices, Yessenia Gallardo allegedly talked about her sexual activities and did so using provocative details.

The educator at Lake City High School in Columbia County also repeatedly touched male teachers, according to the official report collected by local television channel Action News Jax.


Gallardo was accused in addition to trying to anoint other members of the school staff with holy water and said he shared DNA with Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The seven-page report says that Gallardo, who did not rebut or admit the accusations against him, voluntarily waived his educator's certificate and cannot reapply for permission to work as a teacher.

Stella Jiménez, a mother who lives near the school where she taught Gallardo, congratulated in statements to the local media that the teacher will not continue teaching: "That (the behavior of the Latin teacher) is not what I want to my son".

The office of the Superintendent of Columbia County Schools indicated that Gallardo was "released from teaching in August 2018".