James Miller, the Huntsville teacher who recently came under fire for his drag queen performances, is reportedly retiring this Friday.

On Tuesday, Vice President of the State Board of Education Wayne Reynolds told 1819 News that Miller was set to retire on Friday, according to Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Christie Finley.

1819 News had made repeated attempts to contact Finley to confirm the reports or clarify when Miller's retirement was determined, but she did not respond.

Miller, a middle school teacher at Mountain Gap Middle School in Huntsville, drew heavy criticism in October after videos surfaced of him reading books to children at a dog rescue and making suggestive remarks.

Dressed in his persona of "Madge D. Vine" (Majesty Divine), Miller can be heard in the video commenting that "everybody likes a big bone" and that all men "have meat on their mind."

See: Huntsville middle school teacher under fire for drag queen performances 

On Monday, podcast audio from Miller revealed how he "strategically" and "covertly" placed LGBTQ+ material in his classroom.

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