Today’s champ is Tamara Hofmann. And unlike the ones recently making headlines, Hofmann prefers male students.
In the early hours of November 1, 2006, the Marcos de Niza High school math teacher was found by Chandler police with one of her teenaged students her car. The boy had her bra in his pocket. Hofmann had been having an ongoing relationship with him since his junior year of high school.
But that incident didn’t keep her from finding employment elsewhere. According to a report in the daily, she then found employment at a Chandler public charter school — despite the police report and an open investigation by the state Board of Education.
It gets better.
State officials said they would have divulged the information to the new school, if they would have asked. The administrators at El Dorado High School said she had a valid teaching certificate and fingerprint card, along with letters of recommendation from her previous colleagues, when they hired her so had no reason to suspect she was under investigation.
Now the former student, who alleges he is Hofmann’s fiancée, is in jail on second-degree murder charges stemming from a “love triangle” in which he found the teacher naked with yet another of her teenage students last week. Student Number One was so enraged that he stabbed Student Number Two to death.
Sexual predator Hofmann will likely have her teaching certificate revoked.