Teacher Fired Over Beer Photo: Lets Turn Up the Heat

Yesterday I posted about Ashley Payne the Barrow Georgia School District English teacher that was forced to resign based on this photo of her on vacation in Europe.  Her transgression?  Well drinking BEER of course!  So clearly this is patently unfair.

UGH!  Well I think it is time to put some pressure in her behalf back on the School that let her go.  She is suing through the courts to get reinstated but this process has gone on for over a year now and she hasn’t been able to get another job in her area.

Jim and I were talking yesterday, what could we do to try and get her reinstated?  Then this morning like manna from heaven I received this comment from Juan D.

The teacher deserves her job back. I think we should blast the schools email and fight for her. Craft Beeer enthusiast should look out for one another. What say you?

I say, that is a great idea Juan!  So the next step was to figure out an e-mail address.  Email the principal at  dmcgee@barrow.k12.ga.us

If we are persistent and hit it hard, he will be compelled to bring them to the attention of his fellow administrators.  Let’s get this message out that they need to reinstate Ms. Payne.  Beer is not a crime, and shouldn’t be treated as such.


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12 Comments on “Teacher Fired Over Beer Photo: Lets Turn Up the Heat”

  1. February 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Just put this on facebook as well, but figured you’d want it here as well. The superintendent is Dr. Wanda Creel. wanda.creel@barrow.k12.ga.us
    Email away!!

    • Don
      February 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

      Great Dustin! I also updated the post as I found the Principal’s e-mail. So between the two it should be an all out blitz!

  2. February 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    It’s Georgia, man. Where they are fond of screwing barn yard animals and eager to talk about it:


    those reb admin folks are obviously cut from the same cloth…

    rec to Ashley? move on outta the deep south to a more intelligent, liberal craft beer loving ‘clime’ like the east or west coasts.

    the door has closed, the window is open ‘fly away, Ashley’!

    • Don
      February 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

      C’mon Ken. It isn’t reasonable to expect someone who has lived the whole life in a place she obviously loves to move to a completely different part of the country so she can start all over. She drank a beer, not pole danced! She need to be reinstated IMO.

    • Matt
      February 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

      Wow, your post isn’t any better than their reaction to her photo.

  3. February 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I’m envisioning that the principal looks like Boss Hogg, and the superintendent- Wanda Creel- looks like Supernintendo Chalmers in drag.

    • Don
      February 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

      Oddly enough they look like regular folk. But they have their priorities all screwed up.

  4. Matt
    February 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I think you’re riding this one a little thin. She is lawyered up so I think she’ll do just fine. There isn’t any question about improper termination here if the facts are consistent with what has been shared. There could always be something the media doesn’t know about at play. For example, maybe she is an alcoholic and the school board advised she had to go through a rehabilitation program to keep her position and this photo surfaced. This is completely made up and there probably wasn’t any good reason to fire her, but it’s one of many scenarios that may have led to her firing.

    • Don
      February 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

      point taken. But I think there the school administration is being nefarious about this and dragging it out unmercifully. So I though what the heck, see if we can spur them a little. Sometimes its fun to be a spoon and stir things up a little. 😉

  5. February 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I’m in.

  6. Johnny Violent
    June 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    If anyone goes to Europe and does not drink a fine beer or wine…


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