Report: Teaching license of former principal of the year revoked

State authorities revoked the teaching license of a nationally acclaimed elementary school principal in Fulton County after he was accused of changing answers on students' tests, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The TV station reported Wednesday that former principal of the year Lee Adams had faced a one-year suspension until he appealed the suspension. Then, the station reported, an administrative judge recommended revocation of his teaching certificate.

Assistant Attorney General Ann Brumbaugh said wrong answers were corrected on the math portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test given to fifth graders at Parklane Elementary School in East Point.

Adams' attorney, David Dunham, defended his client at a hearing of the State Professional Standards Commission.

"This erasure analysis doesn't show anything," Dunham said.

Channel 2 Action News obtained a report that placed Adams at his elementary school for two hours after the test was administered -- when authorities contend he changed answers.

The Fulton County School System told the news station that Adams' contract was not renewed.

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