Miami Beach teacher loses her job after school reports nude photos surfaced in Israel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – An English teacher who worked at the Hebrew Academy, a Jewish private school, lost her job after school administrators claimed her nude videos and photos were shared with a former male student who had since graduated.

Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez confirmed that police are investigating Alexandra Handwerger, also known as Alex Lowe, after the school reported her to police on Feb. 19.

The school dismissed her on Jan. 30.

According to an incident report, school administrators received an anonymous email informing them that a teacher was sending inappropriate pictures. The email also had a phone number, which school officials called. It lead them to an administrator of a school in Israel.

According to the report, the instructor said that “his male students, who were 18 years old or over, in his school were getting inappropriate photos/ videos (nude photos) from a female teacher that works at Hebrew Academy.”

When Handwerger, 48, was questioned by the school’s director of operations as to how the former students obtained the photos, the report stated that she didn’t recall but admitted to taking the photos.

Local 10 News has learned that Handwerger is the estranged wife of former WSVN reporter Rosh Lowe. His attorney provided us with the following statement:

“This is a very difficult time for Rosh. He is a man of Deep Faith who has devoted his life to his family. He is distraught by the allegations and awaits the results of the investigation.”

While Handwerger has since been fired from the school, her attorney said she is troubled by the ordeal.

“We take these allegations very seriously, and are troubled by how they have materialized. This issue was brought to the school’s attention through gossip and innuendo. The report itself references false emails and second hand sources. Unfortunately, it seems the salacious nature of the allegation has given way to favoring rumor over substance.”

According to the incident report, school administrators claimed Handwerger may have been involved with a former student about a year ago, but when she and that former student were confronted they both denied the allegations.

Rodriguez was asking anyone with information about the case, or anyone who feels they may have been victimized, to call the Miami Beach Police Department at 305-673-7900.

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Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.