Judge Throws Book at Atlanta Public Schools Educators in Cheating Scandal
Judge Throws Book at Atlanta Public Schools Educators in Cheating Scandal (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

APS educators sentenced

Judge Jerry Baxter threw the book at 10 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, who were accused of changing answers on students’ standardized tests.

The sentences are as follows:

Michael Pitts, School Resource Team Executive Director: 20 years to serve 7, 2,000 hours community service, $25,000 fine;

Tamara Cotman, School Resource Team Executive Director: 20 years to serve 7, 2,000 hours community service, $25,000 fine;

Sharon Davis-Williams, Schools Resource Team: 20 years to serve 7, 2,000 hours community service, $25,000;

Donald Bullock, Testing Coordinator Collier Heights Elementary: 5 years probation, 6 months of weekend jail, $5,000 fine and 1,500 hours community service;

Dr. Dana Evans, Principal, Dobbs Elementary School: 5 years to serve 1 and 1,000 community service;

Angela Williamson, Teacher, Dobbs Elementary:  5 years to serve 2, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours of community hours and $5,000 fine.

Theresia Copeland, Testing Coordinator, Benteen Elementary: 5 years to serve 1, 4 years probation, 1,000 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine.

Tabeeka Jordan, Assistant Principal, Deerwood Elementary: 5 years to serve 2, $5,000 fine and 1,500 hours community service.

Pamela Cleveland, Teacher, Dunbar Elementary School: 5 years probation, 1,000 hours of community service, curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the first year and a $1,000 fine.

Diane Buckner-Webb, Teacher, Dunbar Elementary School: 5 years to serve 1, 1,000 hours community, fine

Shani Robinson was found guilty, but will be sentenced in August because she recently gave birth.