Kimberly Kallenberg Declines Hearing; Resigns from Job

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Knoxville (WVLT) In a surprising development, former Powell Assistant Principal Kimberly Kallenberg has resigned her position as a teacher in the Knox County School District.

In doing so, she is also declining a hearing on her teacher tenure, set for next month in front of the Knox County Board of Education.

In her letter of resignation, submitted to Knox County Interim School Superintendent Roy Mullins Wednesday morning, Kallenberg's attorney Greg Isaacs says she believes there is a conflict of interest since the Board of Education would ultimately make a decision on her tenure.

The Board of Education is currently a defendant in pending federal litigation filed by Kallenberg.

"She wants to have the matter solved by a jury of her peers, not the Knox County Board of Education," Isaacs said.

Kallenberg was placed on administrative leave with pay during the summer of 2006 over allegations of grade tampering.

In June, Superintendent Mullins named eleven charges against Kallenberg, part of a school district investigation.

Those charges included tampering with grades and inappropriate student-teacher administrator relationships.

Interim Superintendent Mullins made a recommendation to board members to terminate Kimberly Kallenberg's tenure for neglect of duty and unprofessional conduct.

That decision could have been made at the hearing.

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