Shooting victim receives Teacher of the Year award

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Kimya Motley believes she survived to continue changing lives at Rosebud Elementary where she was just named Teacher of the Year.
 
She says she's the perfect person after her near-death experience.
 
“He said I told you that I was going to kill you didn't I. And he shot me in my face,” Motley said.
 
It was Sept. 20, 2011, at Little Mountain Christian Academy in Rockdale County.
 
That's when Motley's estranged husband, Terence Roberson, shot her not once, but four times in the face, head, neck and back.
 
He then turned his gun on their 10-year-old daughter.
 
“She was shot in the head,” Motley said.
 
Roberson turned himself in, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison
 
“We're here,” Motley said.
 
It's a miracle that Motley and her daughter survived and are back leading productive lives.
 
Motley, a teacher, was just named Rosebud Elementary's Teacher of the Year.
 
“It’s taken me awhile to wrap my mind around that fact,” Motley said.
 
Motley is a teacher in the early intervention program.
 
Her principal says she's amazing with students. 

“She develops a great relationship with them. She's very well respected among her colleagues," Principal Tarsha Chambers said.
 
“I love my children and I love what I do with them,” Motley said.
 
Motley believes God kept her here for a reason.
 
“So I knew that he wanted me to do something to help families that were going through domestic violence,” Motley said.
 
Motley has started a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and even helps those who commit domestic abuse.