Board Members

The State Board of Education is composed of nine members—one from each of Tennessee's congressional districts, plus a student member.  Dr. Sara Heyburn Morrison serves as Executive Director of the Board. All members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. Board members serve a five-year term; the student member serves a one-year term. The Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Mike Krause, is an ex- officio, nonvoting member.
Please click on the congressional district below for the email and bio of each board member. 


Mr. B. Fielding Rolston, Chairman
District 1

Mr. Mike Edwards

District 2

Ms. Allison Chancey 
District 3

Mr. Gordon Ferguson
District 4 

Ms. Elissa Kim
District 5 

Ms. Lillian Hartgrove, Vice Chair 

District 6

Ms. Wendy Tucker, Esq.
District 7

Mr. Lang Wiseman, Esq.
District 8

Mr. Darrell Cobbins
District 9

Student Member - Mr. Haden Bawcum
Senior at Riverside High School in Decatur County, TN

Mr. Mike Krause 
Executive Director
Tennessee Higher Education
Ex-officio, non voting member
Contact: Parkway Towers, Suite 1900, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243