A series of racy romance novels by an author named Judy Mays are a little too racy for some parents in our area, especially now that they have discovered the woman known as Judy Mays is teaching their children.
Many parents might admire a high school English teacher who is also a published author, but some parents in Snyder County said what their children's teacher is writing about in her spare time might be a little too hot to handle.
Parents said Judy Buranich has been an English teacher at Midd West High School for nearly 25 years, but recently they found out she is a published author and writes under the pen name Judy Mays.
Her book is an erotic romance novel and some parents said they are not happy with the book's content.
Parent Wendy Apple has a son in 10th grade at Midd West High School in Middleburg. His English teacher's name is Judy Buranich. Apple said she recently found out that after school Buranich has a second job; she writes erotic romance novels.
"Now my son knows so how is he thinking when he's sitting in her class knowing what she does on the side," Apple said. She added she found all of the information on the internet. Apple said Buranich writes under the pen name Judy Mays.
If you go to Judy May's website she said she's disguised as a mild-mannered tenth grade English teacher in a small public high school. If you want to get in contact with her you are asked to write to a post office box in Selinsgrove.
A photograph of Buranich matches a YouTube interview in which she talks about her novels.
Parent Deanna Stepp said the evidence is clear. "She is teaching children that are under the age of 18 and definitely the books that she is writing are adult books. I think she needs to make a decision as to what she wants to do. Either be a school teacher or author," Stepp said.
"I was shocked. If you are a teacher you shouldn't be doing that," said former student Shanette Apple.
"I was sort of shocked.Sitting in her class I had no idea. She is a good teacher but I had no idea what was going on behind the scenes," said former student Drew Hollenbach.
Newswatch 16 tried to contact the Midd West superintendent about the novels, he said, "I can not discuss personnel matters or employees. At this point I have no comment."
Newswatch 16 also tried to contact Judy Buranich about the novels but was unable to reach her for comment.
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Yes, parents are up in arms because a middle school English teacher also writes erotic romance novels. Think about the children! They might think about her writing sexy books! This is getting to the point where teachers even thinking about sex will be verboten.