MIDWOOD — A married Brooklyn high school English teacher is accused of engaging in a sexual rendezvous with her 16-year-old student, sleeping with him more than half a dozen times and exchanging steamy private messages on Facebook, a report finds.
Erin Sayar, 35, of Park Slope, a teacher at James Madison High School, is accused of having sex at least eight times with an 11th-grader she tutored at the high school, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation. The two allegedly slept together in her SUV and in her office at James Madison High School, where Sayar would also give the student pot from a stock she kept in her filing cabinet.
The alleged trysts are another stain on the reputation of James Madison, nicknamed “Horndog High” after two female teachers were caught naked together in a classroom in 2009. Sayar, who was removed from the classroom in January, has not been criminally charged for having sex with the student, Kevin Eng.
The trysts were discovered in December via Facebook, when Eng’s supposed girlfriend allegedly discovered “in box conversations” where Eng told Sayar, “I love you so much,” to which Sayar responded, “Oh no—I’m not putting myself out there again. I made that mistake last night and you couldn’t handle it.” The pair also exchanged nearly 4,000 text messages in less than a month, the report said.
Sayar, whose salary is $78,885, has taught at James Madison since 2000, the New York Post reported. Marge Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, told the Daily News that the department is, “proceeding with charges seeking [Sayar’s] termination.”