OAKHURST – Veteran Yosemite High School science teacher Gary Sconce has gone public about his decision to live as a woman.
The popular teacher will return to YHS after spring break with a new gender identity and a new name – Karen Scot.
Ms. Scot released a statement to the media about what her hopes are for the future.
“I will continue to teach my heart out like I have for thirty years, and will endeavor to be the best science teacher I can,” Scot said in her statement. “As I more forward with my life, I ask for kindness and understanding with the hope I can leave all this furor behind and just be myself, like anyone else.”
YHS officials have sent out a letter to parents and will have counselors on hand for any students who have questions or concerns.
The school notes that California’s Education Code prohibits discrimination based on gender identity.