Tamara Hoover submitted her resignation letter on Wednesday. Pending expected school board approval, she will receive several month's salary totaling $14,850 from the district.
"I wasn't prepared to stop teaching," she said. "I never wanted to resign from teaching. I don't think this is the most ideal outcome."
The photos, which were posted on Flickr.com by her partner, depict
In a statement released Thursday, the district said it "believes strongly in an individual's right of free expression, but as we all know, such rights are not absolute.”
"The district and Ms. Hoover disagreed as to the propriety of explicit nude photographs of her and others in sexually suggestive poses being placed on the Internet, and its impact on students and families, and thus, on Ms. Hoover's ability to be an appropriate role model and effective classroom teacher in AISD."
The school board voted in June to begin termination proceedings against
Hoover's lawyer, Jay Brim, said it could have been a lengthy fight.
"When the district signaled it was willing to pay her some money to walk away, I told Tamara that was the right thing to do," he said. "This was a logical place for her to go on with her life."