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Ex-Stripper-Turned-Teacher Petro Moves On

Melissa Petro, the woman who admitted to being a stripper and prostitute before becoming a Bronx art teacher, said she has reinvented herself as a memoirist.


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Admitted Ex-Prostitute Teacher, Melissa Petro, Faces Trial

Melissa Petro, 30, is a tenured teacher at P.S. 70 in the Claremont section of the Bronx three weeks after blogging for the Huffington Post. She admitted she worked as a stripper and, briefly, as a prostitute before she got her teaching job.


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Mayor: Stripper Saga 1 More Reason To End Tenure

She went from stripper to prostitute to teacher. And then she got job security — in the form of tenure. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it’s one more reason to end the system that basically gives teachers lifetime job security.


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Alleged Stripper Teacher Runs From CBS 2

After days of hiding out from cameras, suspended Bronx teacher Melissa Petro finally surfaced Tuesday. But despite her past speeches about her former life as a prostitute, the young woman wouldn’t talk.


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Parents React To Bronx Teacher’s Prostitute Past

A teacher at a Bronx elementary school is on administrative duty after speaking out about her life as a prostitute and a stripper.