A Commitment to Inclusion and Engagement
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition thanks Commissioner Candice McQueen for her service to Tennessee, for her unwavering commitment to high expectations for all students and for her steady leadership in support of educators, schools, and communities. Our Equity Coalition was honored to serve as partners with her and her team at the Department of Education in the crafting of the Tennessee’s ESSA plan. It was her drive for transparency, equity and strong accountability that helped create a nationally recognized framework that places students at its center.
Commissioner McQueen’s commitment to inclusion and engagement meant that our partners across the state had the opportunity to weigh in, share their experiences, and to ask hard questions and conduct real conversations with policymakers. Tennessee continues to lead the nation in innovation and improvement in K-12 education, and that is due in no small part to Commissioner McQueen’s leadership. We wish her success in her next chapter, and know that she will to continue lead by example and to play an important role in transforming education for all students.