A former Arizona teacher serving a 20-year sentence for sexually abusing her 13-year-old student has spent time tutoring fellow inmates behind bars, prison records show.
Brittany Zamora, 30, was assigned as a tutor/educator between Sept. 17 and Oct. 14, according to online records from the Arizona Department of Corrections database.
The depraved ex-elementary school teacher assisted education staff at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Perryville, but only in supervised group settings, the DOC said in a statement to Law & Crime, which first reported the assignment.
“Inmate Zamora assisted the education staff in teaching the inmate students, in a group setting. She was directly supervised while working at all times by educational instructors, and the classrooms are routinely checked and monitored by Security staff, COII’s and/or supervisors,” the DOC said. “The education classrooms are also under video surveillance at all times and monitored by security staff.”
According to the DOC, Zamora requested the work assignment and was cleared following a protocol screening process. She was found to meet the requirements for the position because she had no disciplinary issues during her incarceration, the agency said.
Zamora was arrested in March 2018 and accused of molesting her sixth-grade student. The victim told investigators that he and the married 27-year-old teacher had sex several times in her car and classroom.
She pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and reduced charges of molestation of a child and public sexual indecency, and was sentenced in July 2019.
In May 2020, she filed for divorce with her husband of four years Daniel Zamora, calling the relationship “broken beyond repair.”
Since Oct. 14, she switched jobs upon request and is working as the assigned porter for the prison’s programs area, the DOC said.
Records show she previously worked as a kitchen helper on four other occasions.