The Atlanta Public School system shuffled school administrators around in the wake of a cheating scandal, moving E.Rivers Elementary School Principal David White to a role as executive director of one of the system’s four school reform teams, according to a press release from the school system.

White replaces Tamara Cotman, who a recent report on school cheating accused of failing to properly monitor school testing. The report, prepared by outside investigators appointed by the governor, also said she provided false information to investigators.

White came to Atlanta Public Schools in 1996, according to the elmentary school’s website.

“In our district he has taught at Pitts Elementary, provided staff development as a Model Teacher Leader for Math and Science, worked as an Instructional Specialist at Lakewood and Garden Hills Elementary Schools, and served as the Campus Administrator for the Sarah Smith Kindergarten Campus,” the school’s website says.  “He holds degrees from East Tennessee State University and Oglethorpe University with leadership credentials from Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University.”

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