The Roy B. Kelley Elementary School teacher who was pulled from school after her third driving while intoxicated arrest said she’s had a tough time dealing with the charges and other events in her personal life this past year.

“I am so sick and tired. I don’t even know if I can go to Tops without people looking at me,” Marcy Cole said Wednesday. “Nobody should ever have to go through what I have to in the public eye.”

Cole, 35, of Main Street, Gasport, said Wednesday that allegations made by some parents about her conduct in the classroom are untrue and she wants to set the record straight.

“I am going to take proactive measures to make sure my reputation is going to be secured,” she said.

Cole appeared Tuesday in Lockport Town Court to face charges stemming from her third DWI arrest in one year.

Cole was pulled over Jan. 10 on Day Road and charged with felony DWI.

She also has a case pending in Royalton in connection with an October traffic stop on Gasport Road.

In November, Cole pleaded guilty in Lockport Town Court to misdemeanor DWI and was sentenced to pay a $500 fine in connection with an April 18 arrest on Beattie Avenue.

Cole, a fourth-grade teacher at Roy B. Kelley, has not been teaching since Jan. 8, and another teacher has taken on her duties at the school, according to a letter sent to parents from Principal A.J. Rhodes-Stegman.