When teaching license is on the line, hire Mr. Kramer!
Nearly two years ago, I arrived as a fresh-faced teacher at APS, one of the most troublesome districts in the state of Georgia. Unfortunately, I did not let their unscrupulous reputation stop me from accepting employment within their district, because of a significant increase in salary. Initially, I received warning after warning from my professional teaching peers that the larger salary was “combat pay”.
Not long after arriving at APS I realized that APS’ culture was nothing like the previous school district I worked for. Staffed by an entrenched administration who were hell-bent on doing things the way they had always been done in APS. Like hiring their friends for positions they were not qualified for, isolating and ostracizing honest teachers who wanted no part in the sorority-like fraternity, and creating a toxic work environment for all the teachers who fell outside of their zone of exclusion.
God forbid if you were really there to teach, you automatically went under the radar as a threat to the established order (or disorder). It wasn’t long before I was target of the administration, because they had not better things to do.
The principal would repeatedly call me to the office to confront me, not ask, about hearsay and gossip (none pertaining to the actual job, for which we are paid to do). Things deteriorated to the point that they began to make up false allegations against me, mock, belittled me and engage in slander. When these tactics failed I was then given vague objectives, no to little feedback, and was essentially being prepped and set-up to fail. After the allegations were placed against me I was removed from the classroom and placed down at the district. I was advised to contact an attorney, which I did not do, because I had faith in the system and the fact that I was innocent of the false allegations. I assumed that once the investigators read my version of what happened that they would be able to clearly see what was done to me, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. After sitting at the region for 5 months, mind you I had only been teaching there for 1 year, APS told me to resign or they would terminate me, because they agreed with the allegations. I was advised by APS that no matter which way I took both paths qualified me to be reported to PSC. It was at that point that I knew that I needed an attorney.
I started looking for an attorney by word of mouth and I was referred to several, but once APS reported me to the PSC and I saw that the PSC offered me a revocation, I knew right there and then that I needed a great attorney. A friend of mine told me to go to google and conduct a search for an educational lawyer in which I bumped into Michael Kramer. I dissected him inside out and I loved what I read about him. I was even more intrigued to see that one of the reviews that I read sounded very similar to what I was dealing with and that Mr. Kramer obtained favorable results for them. I printed up all of the reviews that were done on Mr. Kramer and kept it by my side to read them as if studying him was a bible course.
It was the weekend when I found his info and Monday couldn’t come fast enough. Every time my spirit was low I reread the reviews on Mr. Kramer and it lifted me up.
His 32+ years of experience was another perk for me in accepting him as my attorney. I figure after 32 years you know what you are doing at this point and figured that he could help me. I contacted his office, told them what I was dealing with. We set up a meeting time and I went to his office. After talking to Mr. Kramer I felt good about the decision that I made to choose Mr. Kramer as my attorney. After a long fight, my case is finally over and my faith has been restored always by God, but God used Mr. Kramer to bless me in so many ways. I won my case thanks to Mr. Kramer and the outcome ruled in my favor to keep a valid teaching license and be able to go back to teaching. I would recommend Mr. Kramer!