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.