A Florida Public School Just Found Out That One Of Their Teachers Secretly Hosted A White Nationalist Podcast 

On Friday, March 2, the Citrus Country School District in Florida was informed that one of their middle school teachers has been hosting a white nationalist podcast under a pseudonym. Dayanna Volitich, 25, had been hosting the podcast “Unapologetic” under the name “Tiana Dalichov," HuffPost reports, while also maintaining an active white supremacist presence on Twitter. 

Since discovering their faculty member’s secret double life, the district has removed Volitich from the classroom. Per an official statement released by the district’s superintendent, Sandra Himmel, “The Human Resources department was notified and an investigation was initiated immediately.”

In the podcast, Volitich praised white nationalism, denounces diversity and encourages other white nationalists to bring their beliefs into schools. On February 26, Volitich’s guest on the podcast explicitly stated that white nationalists should enter the public school system and share their views with children – and Volitich agreed.

“They don’t have to be vocal about their views, but get in there,” said the guest. “Be more covert and just start taking over those places.”

“I’m absolutely one of them,”  replied Volitich.

The profile photo comparison of "Tiana Dalichov" (left) and Dayanna Volitich (right), from HuffPost.

And Volitich’s white nationalist views don’t just stop with the podcast. Under her pseudonym, Volitich released many more hate-charged statements via Twitter during her time hosting the podcast, praising other white nationalists and hate groups in the process.

According to Volitich, her students knew of her white nationalist beliefs through her lessons and descriptions of current events. According to HuffPost, Volitich taught in a predominantly white school district. As the investigation continues, similarities between Volitich and Dalichov are hard to miss. Social media profile pictures are the same, ages are the same, and clues left in the podcast (like the year she started teaching), also made it almost impossible to miss the connection.

The school is still looking into the case. Meanwhile Scott Hebert, executive director of educational services for the Citrus County School District, reaffirmed that Volitich’s views are not in line with those of the school district.

“She does not speak on behalf of the Citrus County School District,” Hebert said. “The views she’s listed are really not in line with how our district operates.”