Shani Robinson is a former teacher at Dunbar Elementary School, charged with racketeering and making false statements and writings in April 2009. She was 24-years-old at the time and was represented by attorney Annette Greene. Today, she was one of 11 educators found guilty in the national headline making Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal. She was the only one not taken into custody today because she is eight months pregnant.
A first grade lead teacher, Robinson is the product of Teach for America, and was only a second-year teacher when she was instructed to erase stray marks on test. Her attorney also claimed she was informed first and second graders CRCT scores didn’t count in the testing process.
In addition to Shani Robinson, the list of those indicted included the following: Dr. Beverly Hall (superintendent) Millicent Few, Sharon Davis-Williams, Tamara Cotman, Michael Pitts, Christopher Walker, Gregory Reid, Sandra Ward, Starlette Mitchell, Kimberly Oden, Armstead Salters, Sheridan Rogers, Dana Evans, Angela Williamson, Derrick Broadwater, Shayla Smith, Dessa Curb, Lera Middlebrooks, Shani Robinson, Pamela Cleveland, Diane Buckner-Webb, Gloria Ivey, Lisa Terry, Ingrid Abella-Sly, Wendy Ahmed, Lucious Brown, Carol Dennis, Tameka Goodson, Tabeeka Jordan, Clarietta Davis, Donald Bullock, Theresia Copeland, Sheila Evans, Dr. Willie Davenport and Francis Mack.
Robinson and 11 others refused to plead guilty in exchange for probation.
Robinson married her childhood sweetheart Moses Olaseyi A. Tejuoso on July 28, 2012, after he proposed to her Labor Day Weekend (2011) at Atlanta’s Centennial Park, according to an Essence article.
Robinson was found guilty of RICO and false statements; she faces the following sentencing:
Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act O.C.G.A. 16-14-4 (C)
False Statements and Writings O.C.G.A 16-10-20