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APS teacher accused of cheating could be first to keep her job

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An Atlanta Public Schools teacher, Angela Williamson, spoke out for the first time on Thursday, after an APS tribunal decided not to uphold the superintendent's decision to fire her.

She could be the first to save her job.

Williamson taught fifth grade at Dobbs Elementary School and administered the 2009 CRCT to her students. In a charge letter, APS accused her of cheating.

"According to your former student...you would cough, shake your head and even frown when you noticed that a student had a wrong answer during the CRCT," the letter stated.

But on Saturday, the APS tribunal recommended reinstating Williamson. She said she is elated, but drained from the process.

"It has taken a toll where it has impacted me emotionally, physically and financially," Williamson said.

And while Williamson said she would like to teach again, she doesn't know if she'll feel comfortable going back to APS.

"I've lost that trust," she said. "I've lost that confidence. And trying to regain that, it's going to be hard, very hard."

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