Dayanna Volitich’s job was to educate and inspire our children.
However, the Floridian public school teacher has been removed from the classroom.
Volitich has been outed as being part of a white nationalist podcast.
The 25-year-old released a statement through her attorney saying the show was employing ‘political satire and exaggeration’.
After the story went viral, the middle school teacher claimed she wasn’t being truthful.
But on the podcast she is heard boasting about spreading racist views in the classroom.
Under the pseudonym ‘Tiana Dalichov’ she tweeted that institutional racism and white privilege were ‘bull****’ concepts.
The School District said in its statement that it was ‘made aware of a concerning podcast by a Huffington Post reporter’ on Friday, March 2.
The ‘Tiana’ Twitter account has supported tweets about white supremacists including KKK figurehead David Duke.
The same account praises authors who others have been deemed anti-Semitic.
The last ‘Unapologetic’ podcast featured guest Lana Lokteff. She is a host of Red Ice TV – a white nationalist internet YouTube channel based in Sweden.
In the podcast, ‘Tiana’ says she is ‘getting more underhanded’ in how she spills her controversial views to the children she teaches.
Regarding white supremacists becoming teachers in public schools, a guest said on the ‘Unapologetic’ show:
‘They don’t have to be vocal about their views, but get in there. Be more covert and just start taking over those places.’
To that, ‘Tiana’ replied: ‘Right, I’m absolutely one of them.’
A parent of one of Volitich’s social studies students told NBC News that her daughter told her of a troubling incident in class.
‘They were talking about segregation in a civil rights type of capacity, and the teacher somewhat alluded that segregation might possibly be OK in her opinion,’ Meredith Bleakley said.
After learning of that incident, Bleakley said she had a discussion with her daughter.
She let her know it’s OK to speak up if she feels a teacher is saying something inappropriate.
‘This is not what this community stands for,’ the child’s mother added. ‘This is a small town, so it’s very upsetting to find out that this is going on in our school system.’
On social media, ‘Tiana’ had also referred to the ‘JQ.’
‘JQ’ is an abbreviation for ‘the Jewish Question’ which refers to treatment of Jews in the 19th and 20th Century.
It’s an anti-Semitic concept, used to refer to the ‘issue’ of Jewish people in society.
‘Tiana’ admitted during the podcast that one parent emailed the principal of the school where she worked, expressing concern about her political views.
‘She emailed the principal over my head and basically told her: “I’m worried that your teacher is injecting her political bias into her teaching.”‘
Crystal River School said it was investigating the tweets and the podcast on Saturday. They said the opinions expressed on the podcast and social media were not theirs.