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Male Yosemite High School teacher undergoing sex change

Yosemite High School teacher Gary Sconce, left, prior to his transgender operation will return from spring break as the woman on the right, Karen Adell Scott. (KABC)

March 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
When teacher Gary Sconce comes back from spring break on April 22 there will be plenty of material for class discussion.

The 24-year veteran of Yosemite High School, who teaches science and multimedia, is undergoing a gender transformation and changing his name to Karen Adell Scott.

"I was born transgender," Sconce said. "My earliest memories were that even though my body was a little boy body, which I really didn't understand, I was a girl. I knew I was a girl."

The 56-year-old husband and father came out to his family last April.

Sconce has been undergoing hormone replacement therapy in order to make the emotional transition.

His gender change is getting mixed reaction from students, staff and members of the community. Some parents are even pulling their kids out of class.