Another teacher at a small Missouri high school was suspended for having an OnlyFans account.
Megan Gaither, an English teacher and cheerleading coach at St. Clair High School, was suspended Friday after a student slipped a note under her classroom door to say he knew “her secret,” according to statements to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The 31-year-old said she created an OnlyFans account in May to pay off more than $125,000 in student loans. She revealed that her total salary for 2022, including a training stipend, was approximately $47,500.
“A person cannot make a living from teaching. It is quite difficult to make a salary during the summer. That’s why I did it,” she noted.
According to Gaither, he earned between $3,000 and $5,000 a month on OnlyFans, but hid his face to remain anonymous.
She added that she deactivated her account, which had about 1,500 subscribers, after another teacher at her school was suspended when school officials discovered she had an OnlyFans account that she ran with her husband.
Brianna Coppage, 28, was suspended from St. Clair High School in September when administrators confronted her for posting “inappropriate content on one or more Internet sites.”
Coppage, a former first- and second-year English teacher, said she created her account to supplement her $42,000 annual income and has since resigned to become a full-time OnlyFans creator.
Previously, she shared with Fox News that she had earned close to $1 million from her OnlyFans account.
Coppage and Gaither claimed they didn’t know they were both on OnlyFans until June, when Gaither made a casual comment at a “Teachers Night.”
The two women have since developed a relationship, and following her suspension on Friday, Gaither described Coppage as her “best friend.”
Gaither told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that students discovered his OnlyFans account after he appeared in a video on the Coppage account.
Gaither’s face is not seen in the video that was filmed at a party in a St. Louis hotel room, but students were able to identify her by her clothing after a photo from the event was posted online.
That’s when rumors began to circulate at school, according to Gaither.
“I participated about four minutes in the entire recording and, definitely, I didn’t think it would be the thing that would ruin my entire career,” he said.
Gaither said the reason for the suspension was “professionalism and student communication,” but insisted that she never acted unprofessionally and that school officials had a positive opinion of her.
He still loves teaching, but admitted his “career at St. Clair is over regardless of what I do.”
“I feel genuine affection for each and every one of my students,” he said. Post-Dispatch. “They are the reason I said I would spend 30 years of my life at that school and I feel like I am abandoning them. “I know I will probably never see them again.”
Gaither indicated that she and her husband have considered moving and that she will likely reactivate her OnlyFans account.
“Right now, I just hope to earn enough to support my family.”
She added that she suspects other Missouri teachers also turned to OnlyFans to boost their income.
“The teaching staff is probably scared because they discovered two teachers from the same school, in less than a month,” he noted.
School Superintendent Kyle Kruse told the Post-Dispatch that the “district has nothing to declare at this time.”
Teacher salaries are considerably low in the United States. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they receive an average annual salary of just over USD 61,000 per year.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, teachers earn about 20% less than other college-educated workers with similar experience.
Translation of Michelle Padilla