Former PE teacher fights to get suspension lifted

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A former East Valley High School teacher testified on her own behalf today. Michele Taylor is trying to get her teaching certificate back.

The state suspended her credentials for a year for inappropriate contact with students.

A jury acquitted her of any criminal wrongdoing.

Taylor admitted she didn't follow several policies, including the school's medicine policy for students.

Taylor also admitted sending an e-mail to staff members after the district told her not to.

The hearing is expected to wrap up sometime next week.