Elementary principal resigns immediately

By Joshua Benton
Staff Writer

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The principal of Wilmer Elementary School has decided to move up her resignation and make it effective immediately. Geraldine Hobson had said she would leave at the end of the current semester. Her sudden departure comes after a Dallas Morning News analysis found strong evidence of organized cheating on the TAKS test at the school. Ms. Hobson told district officials the reason for her departure was the recent death of her mother, not the growing cheating scandal. James Damm, the interim superintendent of Wilmer-Hutchins schools, said Ms. Hobson apologized for the controversy but denied doing anything wrong.