Jacques Tremblay, racy teen novel author, quits teaching after backlash
Kingston, Ont., teacher co-authored The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess with wife, son
The former head of discipline for Ontario teachers, who also taught high school in Kingston, Ont., has officially resigned from teaching after co-authoring a sexually infused novel for teens in 2008.
Jacques Tremblay co-authored the 350-page novel, The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess, with his wife and son, which was published by the family's company Glowing Shadow Productions.
The novel tells the story of two Grade 9 students who rely on "cleverness and sex appeal" to confront authority figures, according to its description on bookselling website Amazon.com.
The book contains multiple descriptions of teenaged girls' breasts and buttocks, as well as scenes of stripping, bondage and sexual assault. Its cover also features a topless teenage boy and girl.
In Oct. 2011, Tremblay stepped down from his position as chairman of the Ontario College of Teachers' discipline committee and resigned from his elected membership on the College's governing council. That came after media reports revealed he co-authored the novel.
Disciplinary hearing scheduled for January 2015
Tremblay was also placed on a one-year authorized leave from teaching that same month and parents spoke out against his possible return to Mille-Îles Secondary School, a French public school in Kingston.
Last month, Tremblay’s teaching certificate was cancelled after he resigned from teaching, according to his profile on the Ontario College of Teachers’ website. Tremblay is scheduled to face a disciplinary hearing of his own in January 2015.
On Wednesday, a College spokeswoman said the resignation won't have an effect on the hearing.
A former high-school computers and civics teacher, Tremblay oversaw hearings into allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence by the province's teachers for five years beginning in 2006.
Tremblay taught for 20 years and has an MA from Queen's University, in Kingston.