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Editor's note: because the teacher's aide has not been criminally charged, 10News will not identify her at this time.

(WBIR) The personnel file of a teacher's aide connected to a Knox County criminal investigation shows she has been in trouble with the district in the past.

Last week, 10News learned from a concerned parent that Knox County Schools, DCS, and KCSO were investigating an incident inside the special education department inside Halls Middle School. The agencies would not elaborate on what that incident was, but the parent said it involved his daughter's aide, who was identified as a "SPED T.A."

Read more: Criminal investigation at Halls M.S., teacher's aide resigns

According to the woman's personnel file, the instructor worked at Powell High School, Brickey McCloud Elementary, and in 2011 Halls Middle School. She had two evaluations, one from her time at Halls and the other at Brickey McCloud. Halls, the more recent review, had stellar results for the teacher -- citing commendable job performance, work effectiveness and efficiency. Not one negative review was on the two-page report.

However, the aide's review at Brickey McCloud in 2011 showed a different result.

The teacher was given unsatisfactory results in compliance with regulations of school policies and work confidentiality. Additionally, the instructor was told she needed to improve on maintaining self control in frustrating and difficult situations, and creating a "positive rapport with those whom services are provided."

The file did not say the aide was reassigned schools because of that review.

A month after that first review at Brickey McCloud, the instructor was given a written reprimand after the school said she made calls to parents during the school day over confidential issues, among other problems.

In her written resignation dated September 30, 2014, the aide wrote: "I feel like I can no longer fullfil (sic) my duties to the best of my ability."


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