TINA WILDER v. UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 16, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard L. Colbert and Courtney L. Wilbert, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tina Wilder.

Attorneys 2:

Janet Strevel Hayes and Chris W. McCarty, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Union County Board of Education.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises from the dismissal of a tenured teacher. The Union County Board of Education (“the Board”) dismissed Tina Wilder (“Wilder”) following an incident involving underage drinking at Wilder’s lake cabin. Wilder, contesting her dismissal, filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the Chancery Court for Union County (“the Trial Court”). The Trial Court concluded that the evidence sustained Wilder’s dismissal. Wilder raises several issues on appeal. We hold, inter alia, that Wilder was afforded due process, that the Trial Court applied the correct standard of review, and that the evidence supported the Trial Court’s decision. We affirm the judgment of the Trial Court.

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