- Canadian special needs teacher Kristin MacDonald was fired for operating an OnlyFans account where she posted adult content.
- MacDonald, a single mother, claimed she turned to OnlyFans due to inadequate wages from her teaching job.
- Despite being fired, MacDonald remains optimistic and has sought assistance from her union, which has filed a grievance on her behalf.
Kristin MacDonald, a special needs teacher from Canada, was fired from her job after her school district discovered her side gig—running a racy OnlyFans account.
MacDonald alleges she only started posting adult content due to an insufficient “livable wage.”
MacDonald, a 35-year-old teaching assistant at Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, began her OnlyFans venture under the pseudonym “Ava James.”
Alongside her teaching duties, she posted adult content on the platform.
The school district, however, took issue with her moonlighting activities. On April 28, MacDonald received an email from School District 43 ordering her to deactivate all accounts related to her alter ego.
She was warned of possible termination if she didn’t shut down her OnlyFans, Instagram, and TikTok accounts under the “Ava James” persona.
Choosing not to comply with the district’s directives, MacDonald was dismissed on June 16.
“Your misconduct in this matter is egregious,” stated a termination letter from a district assistant superintendent.
The letter went on to remind employees of their roles as community models and the importance of refraining from activities that could damage the district’s reputation or work environment.
MacDonald, a single mother, defended her actions, arguing her adult content creation was spurred by her struggle to survive on her teacher’s salary.
“People gotta live, they got to make money. So I would say to the school district, you know, you don’t want me doing OnlyFans, then pay me a livable wage,” she argued.
MacDonald, who insists she never used her real name on any adult-oriented accounts, has since turned to the media and the union, which filed a grievance on her behalf, to help tell her story.
Despite her dismissal, she remains optimistic, expressing her desire to return to work within a school district.