Recently, a Georgia man who claimed to be a school teacher has come under fire after new information revealed he may not be who he alleged. On April 24, Twitter user @mainey_maine posted a heartfelt letter from a student who said he’d never met his dad and considered his teacher to be a father figure. The letter quickly went viral and several media outlets reached out to the man for comment.
During interviews, he identified himself as Jermaine Stubbs, a fifth grade teacher at Manning Oaks Elementary in Fulton County. However, the school district claimed no one by that name was a teacher at the school.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Stubbs isn’t licensed to teach in Georgia. When AJC contacted Stubbs and informed him of what Fulton County Schools revealed, he changed his story and said he was a “parent specialist.”
In an interview with WXIA-TV, Stubbs claimed to have been a paraprofessional at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy in Atlanta Public Schools. However, district spokesperson Kimberly Willis Green said they also have no record of Stubbs.
“I wish more teachers was like you. I will never forget you. I look at you like my dad. I never met my real dad but it okay because you treat me like I'm your son. You make me so happy. Always feeding me when I am hungry and hug me when I am sad. I will never forget you Mr. J," read part of the letter.
He also tweeted someone sent him money online for “being a good teacher.”
(Photo: Jermaine Stubbs via Twitter)