WOKB radio interview, Orlando – June 30, 2015
I had the pleasure of talking with Tammy Green from WOKB’s Let’s Talk About It with Tammy Green yesterday. We discussed many issues about educator sexual abuse and ways to prevent this epidemic. S.E.S.A.M.E. president Terri Miller pleasantly surprised me by calling in, and the question she asked me stopped me in my tracks. I’m so grateful for opportunities such as this to raise awareness.
KSAT studio interview, San Antonio – May 19, 2014
I sat down with KSAT anchor Myra Arthur and shared my story about educator sexual abuse. It’s so important to me to raise awareness to increase prevention.
FOX35 Interview- April 2, 2014
Live interview with Fox35 anchor Amy Kaufeldt about increasing penalties for educators who sexually abuse students.
Training for Osceola County foster parents – April , 2014
Kids in the foster care system can sometimes be at risk for falling prey to predators who seek vulnerable victims. I had the opportunity to speak with a group of foster parents at Osceola’s Children’s Home Society in Kissimmee, Florida about how to talk to children of varying ages about safe touch, what grooming really looks like, and what to do if suspicions arise. My hope is that each parent walked away with an increased sense of awareness of the prevalence of educator sexual abuse as well as some new strategies for keeping their children safe.
Rally in Harrisburg, PA for SB 46 – No more passing the trash – March 19, 2014
I had the honor of representing survivors of educator sexual abuse by speaking to leaders of the House of Representatives last week. S.E.S.A.M.E. president Terri Miller, Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, and others shared strong words imploring the House of Representatives to cast the single vote needed to pass this important law.
Education Action Group Interview- March 2014
Victor Skinner, a communication specialist for EAG, just released an article that shares my experience of educator sexual abuse and my efforts to prevent future abuse in our schools. I’d like to thank Victor and the team at Education Action group for putting this article together and helping to spread the word about this troubling issue. Read the full article on the EAGnews site by clicking here: Click here to read the article
NewsChannel 9 – KTSM 2014
This week I was interviewed by Anoushah Rasta from KTSM- News Channel 9 in El Paso, Texas for a news segment about educator misconduct.
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — Three teachers in the Borderland are being accused of having improper contact with their students. Investigations are underway at Riverside High School, Bowie High School, and Moye Elementary School. Former Bowie High teacher, Eleazar Venzor has been charged with “improper relationship between educator/student.”
Montel Williams 2004
In 2004 I made my first national television appearance on the Montel Williams show where I spoke about educator sexual abuse and shared my story. The following video contains clips from the show:
S.E.S.A.M.E. president (and my hero!) Terri Miller is also featured in this show.
PostStar.com – 2005
In 2005, I was interviewed by Brendan McGarry from PostStar.com about my experience:
“She described herself as the perfect candidate for sexual “grooming.”
She was an insecure 14-year-old. She didn’t have many friends. After her parents divorced, she lived with Mom. There was no real relationship with Dad.
The “groomer” was her popular ninth-grade science teacher, married and in his early 30s.
At first, she was flattered by the attention. He invited her to eat lunch in his classroom, gave her passes to visit during study halls, bought her small gifts, showered her with compliments. After school and on the weekends, he took her on trips to the arcade and amusement park. Occasionally, other students tagged along.”
Click here to read the full article: PostStar Article