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On Saturday, June, 27, 2015, tune in to hear Dr. Sharon William and Tamar E. Cotman Johnson. Dr. Williams and Ms. Cotmon Johnson are two of the Atlanta Public School educators charged with racketeering on April 1, 2015. Dr. Williams and Ms. Cotton Johnson will discuss their lives before and after the verdict. Hear how educators were the first in the history of this country to be criminally charged and later jailed for RICO.
Hear them debunk myths told in the media about the case and why it is important for us to understand how RIOC laws were used to prosecute the educators. Learn more about what was said at trial and what was not allowed to be entered into the proceedings. Learn more about the chilling affect this case has had on educators around the country and how the case is a fight against a belief that poor children cannot meet or exceed high standards of academics.
This is not Law and Order. This is real life. And real lives. This interview promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life...and ask more questions. Tune in tp 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am CST.
More About Dr. Sharon Williams
Dr. Sharon Davis Williams is a graduate of the public schools and system of higher education in Arkansas. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas, the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas, respectively. On more than one occasion, Sharon Davis Williams has been invited to Harvard University to participate in post-graduate study that has enriched her professional practice. As a result of her professional relationships with internationally known foundations, such as General Electric, Panasonic, Wallace and Gates, she has been provided unique opportunities to work with and learn from some of the best minds that generate and disseminate knowledge that portend to have a positive influence on organizational performance, including data driven decision-making, teacher quality and student achievement.
More About Tamara E. Cotman Johnson
Tamara E. Cotman Johnson possesses more than 23 years of educational experience. Tamara’s career began in Wichita Public Schools (USD 259), where she worked in various capacities including Teacher, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools from 1992 to 2004, until she was recruited to serve as the Executive Director of School Reform Team 4 in the Atlanta Public Schools from 2004 to 2012. Since 2012, Tamara has served as an independent leadership development consultant.
Tamara completed her B.S. in Elementary Education (Summa Cum Laude) at LangstonUniversity in 1992 and obtained a Master’s in Educational Administration (4.00) from Wichita State University in 1998.