Statement on newly appointed Tennessee Commissioner of Education

Statement on newly appointed Tennessee Commissioner of Education

The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion looks for­ward to work­ing with new­ly appoint­ed Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion Com­mis­sion­er Dr. Pen­ny Schwinn. We have a track record of work­ing close­ly with the Ten­nessee Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion for the past 4 years and we are ready to be a resource to Dr. Schwinn as she set­tles into her new role.

We are excit­ed to see Dr. Schwinn’s expe­ri­ence as a teacher and admin­is­tra­tor as well as a her equi­ty-cen­tered val­ues. Her appoint­ment will bode well for our stu­dents as Ten­nessee con­tin­ues to set the nation­al stan­dard for inno­va­tion in edu­ca­tion and school improve­ment.

In case you missed it, the­se are the traits of a Com­mis­sion­er of Edu­ca­tion we shared with Gov­er­nor-elect Lee and his tran­si­tion team as he set his edu­ca­tion pol­i­cy agen­da and pre­pared to make this impor­tant nom­i­na­tion.

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