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Matt Holt Manager, Performance and Operations Matt.Holt@tn.gov (615) 347-0261
Liz Norton Senior Director of Academic Strategy Elizabeth.Norton@tn.gov (615) 428-4813
Ginger Leach Senior Director of Regional Support Ginger.Leach@tn.gov (865) 227-8474
Erin Lavery Director of Academic Support Erin.Lavery@tn.gov (615) 917-2052
Jaclyn O'Brien Director of Academic Support Jaclyn.O’Brien@tn.gov (629) 214-0027
Meghan McLeroy Chief Statewide Support Officer Meghan.McLeroy@tn.gov (615) 337-5331
Dominique Davis Director of East CORE Dominique.Davis@tn.gov (865) 603-0305
Christina Meeks Administrative Assistant Christina.Meeks@tn.gov (615) 804-0537
Bruce Billings ELA Consultant Bruce.Billings@tn.gov (865) 770-0059
Susan Armstrong Math Consultant Susan.Armstrong@tn.gov (865) 410-0657
Summer Robertson Special Education Interventionist Summer.Robertson@tn.gov (865) 440-0226
Wendy Hansard Data Analyst Wendy.Hansard@tn.gov (865) 606-3289
Jennifer Kennedy CTE Consultant Jennifer.Kennedy@tn.gov (865) 296-1885
Dr. Jami Corwin Director of First CORE Jami.Corwin@tn.gov (423) 306-2425
Cindy Robinson Administrative Assistant Cindy.Robinson@tn.gov (423) 353-2270
Karen Rogers CTE Consultant Karen.Rogers2@tn.gov (423) 584-9020
April Myers Special Education Interventionist April.Myers@tn.gov (423) 616-4645
Dr. Tara Harrell Math Consultant Tara.Harrell@tn.gov (423) 270-9017
Dr. Julia Lamons Data Analyst Julia.Lamons@tn.gov (423) 290-3668
Dr. Christie Southerland Director of Mid Cumberland CORE Christie.Southerland@tn.gov (615) 879-7578
Amy Jackson CTE Consultant Amy.R.Jackson@tn.gov (615) 626-0861
Melissa Johnson ELA Consultant Melissa.A.Johnson@tn.gov (629) 215-4842
Chris George Data Analyst Chris.George@tn.gov (615) 557-5192
Charlene Oliver Administrative Assistant Charlene.Oliver@tn.gov (615) 788-9421
Sheila Todd Administrative Assistant Sheila.Todd@tn.gov (731) 697-3118
Pennye Thurmond Director of Northwest CORE Pennye.Thurmond@tn.gov (731) 571-2570
Ashley Kelley ELA Consultant Ashley.Kelley@tn.gov (731) 621-0050
Katie Ward Special Education Interventionist Katie.Ward@tn.gov (731)343-0591
Stacey Ussery Math Consultant Stacey.Ussery@tn.gov (731) 819-8594
Jennifer Barham CTE Consultant Jennifer.Barham@tn.gov (731) 343-4190
Tayler Horvath Administrative Assistant Tayler.Horvath@tn.gov (931) 553-3166 
Pamela Thurman CTE Consultant Pam.Thurman@tn.gov (931) 981-4352
Elliotte Kinzer Data Analyst  Elliotte.Kinzer@tn.gov (615) 295-6854
Cindy Ables Special Education Interventionist Cynthia.Ables@tn.gov (931) 408-4363
Monica Frideczky Math Consultant Monica.Frideczky@tn.gov (931) 278-4026
Sharon Harper Director of Southeast CORE Sharon.Harper@tn.gov (423) 457-3186
Latoya Williams Administrative Assistant LaToya.Williams@tn.gov (423) 260-1168
Drew Tompkins Data Analyst Drew.Tompkins@tn.gov (423) 309-0196
Sharon Potts Special Education Interventionist Sharon.Potts@tn.gov (615) 429-4486
Brandie Arnold Math Consultant Brandie.Arnold@tn.gov (423) 616-2784
Julie Cotton ELA Consultant Julie.Cotton@tn.gov (423) 457-7099
Patrice Martin Director of Southwest CORE Patrice.Martin@tn.gov (731) 234-2263
April Keel Administrative Assistant April.Keel@tn.gov (731) 234-0659
Shonna Phelps ELA Consultant Shonna.Phelps@tn.gov (731) 608-9012
Amanda Hayes Data Analyst Amanda.R.Hayes@tn.gov (901) 229-9647
Stephanie Kelly CTE Consultant Stephanie.Kelly@tn.gov (901) 229-8815
Tammy Graves Math Consultant Tammy.Graves@tn.gov (731) 225-4713
Tonya Smith Administrative Assistant Tonya.Smith@tn.gov (931) 287-8371
Dr. Janice Fox Director of Upper Cumberland CORE Janice.Fox@tn.gov (931) 303-4743
Dr. Cristy Pendergrass ELA Consultant Cristy.Pendergrass@tn.gov (931) 797-7427
Jennifer Briggs Special Education Interventionist Jennifer.Briggs@tn.gov (931) 319-8109
Julia Grecol Math Consultant Julia.Grecol@tn.gov (931) 319-8762
Dr. Leslie Eldridge CTE Consultant Leslie.Eldridge@tn.gov (615) 922-0499
Laura Luna Data Anaylst Laura.Luna@tn.gov (931) 267-7484
Chelsea Crawford Chief of Staff Chelsea.Crawford@tn.gov (615) 339-8641
Katie Houghtlin Special Assignment: COVID Child Wellbeing Response  Katie.Houghtlin@tn.gov (615) 881-2839
Victoria Robinson Director of Communications Victoria.Robinson@tn.gov (615) 218-1352
Scott Meltzer Director of Engagement Scott.Meltzer@tn.gov (615) 881-3189
Brian Blackley Director of Media Brian.Blackley@tn.gov  
Chelsey Chamberlain Assistant Director of Media Chelsey.Chamberlain@tn.gov  
Andi Baumgartner Graphic Designer Andi.Baumgartner@tn.gov (615) 554-3606
Nat Larsen Digital Media Specialist Nat.Larsen@tn.gov (615) 243-1091
Kevin Canady Digital Content Producer Kevin.Canady@tn.gov (615) 767-1086
Christy Ballard General Counsel Christy.Ballard@tn.gov (615) 741-2921
Joanna Collins Assistant General Counsel for Procurement  Joanna.Collins@tn.gov (615) 879-1100
Rachel Suppé Assistant General Counsel for Civil Rights and Special Populations Rachel.E.Suppe@tn.gov  (615) 517-0343
LaQuisha Oliver Director of LEA Approval  LaQuisha.Oliver@tn.gov  (615) 360-4360
Kim Pomeroy Executive Administrative Assistant Kim.Pomeroy@tn.gov (615) 741-8488
Shaundraya Hersey Staff Attorney Shaundraya.Hersey@tn.gov (615)289-1887
Taylor Jenkins Staff Attorney Taylor.Jenkins@tn.gov  
Paul Rainwater Attendance Coordinator Paul.Rainwater@tn.gov (615) 532-4867
 Lee Danley Deputy General Counsel Lee. Danley@tn.gov (615) 428-4227
David Oldham Attorney David.Oldham@tn.gov (615) 767-0654
Tricia Craig IDEA Complaints Investigator Tricia.Craig@tn.gov (615) 964-2627
Dana Johnson IDEA Complaints Investigator Dana.Johnson@tn.gov (615) 478-2811
Nikkie Kiene  Paralegal Nikkie.Kiene@tn.gov (615) 741-2921
Lisa Coons Chief of Office of Academics Lisa.Coons@tn.gov (615) 571-6145
Grace Jones Executive Administrative Assistant Grace.Jones@tn.gov (615) 630-2555
Tess Yates Chief of Staff for the Office of Academics Tess.Yates@tn.gov  
Pam Kimbrough Business Manager Pam.Kimbrough@tn.gov (629) 255-5462
Robin McClellan Assistant Commissioner of Academics and Instructional Strategy Robin.McClellan@tn.gov (615) 393-1519
Barbara Denson Training Logistics Manager Barbara.Denson@tn.gov (615) 585-8123
Jennifer Jordan Senior Director of Instruction and Intervention Jennifer.Jordan@tn.gov (615) 238-1401
Banks Lyons Secondary ELA Coordinator Banks.Lyons@tn.gov (615) 927-1556
Todd Shipley Director of Fine Arts and Special Projects Todd.Shipley@tn.gov (615) 762-6330
Yvette Blue Senior Director of Learning Accelaration and Digital Learning Yvette.Blue@tn.gov (615) 638-1284
Angel S. Harris Design and Content Lead Angel.S.Harris@tn.gov (615) 981-7558
Nikki Morgan Director of Learning Acceleration Nikki.Morgan@tn.gov  
Charles Nicholson Director of Digital Content Charles.Nicholson@tn.gov (615) 626-1477
Virginia Mayfield Senior Director of Math, Science, and Instructional Materials Virginia.Mayfield@tn.gov (615) 417-1495
Michael Bradburn Pre-K–4 Math Coordinator    
Brian Caine K–12 Science Coordinator Brian.Caine@tn.gov (615) 815-7135
Lisa Choate K–8 Mathematics Coordinator Lisa.Choate@tn.gov (615) 708-0416
Dr. Scott Eddins 6–12 Mathematics Coordinator Scott.Eddins@tn.gov (615) 979-1070
Lacey Noel Instructional Materials Program Manager Lacey.Noel@tn.gov (615) 840-0312
Rachael L. Ross Senior Director of Early Literacy Strategy Rachael.L.Ross@tn.gov (615)626-6788
Jennifer Magnusson Director of Early Literacy Jennifer.Magnusson@tn.gov (615) 964-3802
Kim Reznicek Early Literacy Coordinator Kim.Reznicek@tn.gov  
Charlotte Woehler Student Opportunities and Quality Assurance Support Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov (615) 733-9670
Tabatha Siddiqi Executive Administrative Assistant Tabatha.Siddiqi@tn.gov (615) 744-9187
Jessica Franklin Director of Early Childhood Instruction and Materials Jessica.Franklin@tn.gov (865) 203-4337
Henri' Murphy Director of Head Start State Collaborative Henri.Murphy@tn.gov (615) 393-3925
Misty Moody Senior Director of Early Childhood Quality and Supports & Voluntary Pre-K Misty.Moody@tn.gov (615) 626-1355
Angela Grant Administrative Services Assistant Angela.M.Grant@tn.gov (615) 736-1348
Liz Newsome Early Childhood Engagement Specialist Liz.Newsome@tn.gov (615) 736-1348
Billy Benton East TN Field Director of Early Childhood Quality and Supports Billy.E.Benton@tn.gov (931) 239-1193
Summer Cleek Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Summer.Cleek@tn.gov (865) 803-8543
Mitzi J. Cogdell Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Mitzi.J.Cogdell@tn.gov (423) 716-5820
Erin Glenn Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Erin.Glenn@tn.gov (423) 414-8826
Summer Johnson Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Summer.Johnson@tn.gov (423) 440-5175
Amy Lawson Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Amy.Lawson@tn.gov (423) 202-6824
Cynthia R. Templin Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - East Cynthia.R.Templin@tn.gov (865) 712-6736
Jessica Franklin Middle TN Field Director of Early Childhood Quality and Supports Jessica.Franklin@tn.gov (865) 203-4337
Adrienne Butler Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Adrienne.Butler@tn.gov (931) 239-6819
Kasey Hamilton Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle    
Cynthia D. Johnston Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Cynthia.D.Johnston@tn.gov (615) 626-8911
Kesha Jones Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Kesha.Jones@tn.gov (615) 744-9283
Annabel Mainord Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Annabel.Mainord@tn.gov (931) 797-7417
Steven P. Shumate Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Steven.P.Shumate@tn.gov (615) 630-1150
Donna D. Teague Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - Middle Donna.D.Teague@tn.gov (731) 358-1496
Jennifer Patrick West TN Field Director of Early Childhood Quality and Supports Jennifer.Patrick@tn.gov (615) 517-8236
Meg Hall Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Meg.Hall@tn.gov (731) 307-7808
Jackie McCall Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Jackie.McCall@tn.gov (901) 417-3598
Rakia McClain Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Rekia.McClain@tn.gov (931) 273-0292
Kristi D. Munson Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Kristi.D.Munson@tn.gov (901) 569-3473
Sharon Neely Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Sharon.Neely@tn.gov (901) 356-4721
Jerri Tuten Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Jerri.Tuten@tn.gov (731) 307-8045
Tunyia Williams Early Childhood Quality and Supports Specialist - West Tunyia.Williams@tn.gov (901) 229-5611
Valerie Starks Administrative Support Coordinator Valerie.Starks@tn.gov (615) 879-2405
Shilpa Bhatt Administrative Assistant Shilpa.Bhatt@tn.gov (629) 401-8819
Tina McNeal Administrative Assistant Tina.McNeal@tn.gov (615) 477-0741
Joyce Dykes Administrative Assistant Joyce.Dykes@tn.gov (615) 499-0502
Ruth Christopher School Directory Coordinator Ruth.Christopher@tn.gov (615) 418-1865
Eve Carney Chief Districts and Schools Officer Eve.Carney@tn.gov (615) 854-9598
Trudy Hughes Chief of Staff Trudy.Hughes@tn.gov (629) 395-4692
Crystal McCarver Director of Contract Monitoring Crystal.McCarver@tn.gov (615) 483-5060
Cassandra Anderson Federal Programs Manager Cassandra.Anderson@tn.gov (615) 795-7003
Rose Johnson Director of Finance Rose.Johnson@tn.gov (615) 804-1794
Sharon Smith Chief of Federal Programs Sharon.D.Smith@tn.gov (615) 981-0503
Teri Manning-Euell Federal Programs Manager tmanning@tnasd.org (901) 422-1749
Valencia Stone Pre-K Specialist vstone@tnasd.org (901) 440-7517
Rica Douglas Non-Public/Private School Compliance Coordinator rica.douglas@tn.gov 615-964-3354
Lisa Settle Superintendent lisa.settle@tnasd.org (901) 270-1492
Stephenie Washington Executive Assistant swashington@tnasd.org (901) 518-9735
Teri Manning-Euell Chief of Staff and Operations tmanning@tnasd.org 901.422.1749
Stephanie Ramsey Director of Operations sramsey@tnasd.org (901) 279-7865
Jacob Hardy Operations Manager jhardy@tnasd.org (901) 378-2546
Andre' Z. Woods Director of Safety and Security andre.woods@tn.asd.org (901) 799-0885
Alethea Henry Chief of Instructional Support alethea.henry@tnasd.org (901) 305-0085
Jo’Quita Sanders Director of Literacy jsanders@tnasd.org  
Raven Hawes Director of Mathematics raven.hawes@tnasd.org  
Kiedra Anderson Science Specialist kiedra.anderson@tnasd.org  
Yolanda Dandridge Chief of School Accountability and Compliance ythomas@tnasd.org (901)483-0452
Yvonne Smith                    Special Education Specialist              Yvonne.smith@tnasd.org        (901) 233-1158
Charlotte Ghoston           Special Education Coordinator          charlotte.ghoston@tnasd.org      901-416-4811
Crystal McCaster              School Psychologist                           crystal.mccaster@tnasd.org   
Yolanda Dandridge Chief of School Accountability and Compliance ythomas@tnasd.org (901)483-0452
Michael Bates Chief of Student Support michael.bates@tnasd.org (901) 336-4316
Ashley Scudder District Behavior Specialist ascudder@tnasd.org (931) 998-0739
Stan Howell CMO Behavior Specialist william.howell@tnasd.org (901) 451-4554
E. Hope Soriano-McCrary Chief of Commmunications and External Affairs hope.sorianomccrary@tnasd.org (901) 934-8691
Monitinike Miller Family Engagement Specialist (SWD) montinike.miller@tnasd.org (313) 690-1199
Marisa Mender-Franklin District Project Manager marisa.mender@tnasd.org  
Katrice Bullock Student Data Manager kbullock@tnasd.org (901) 233-5418
Brandon Mobley Exective Drector of Technology bmobley@tnasd.org (901) 326-7707
Danny Bounds Federal Programs Ombudsman Danny.Bounds@tn.gov (615) 917-3465
Debby Thompson Assistant Commissioner of Federal Programs and Oversight Deborah.Thompson@tn.gov (615) 864-5162
Trish Kelly Data Coordinator Trish.Kelly@tn.gov  
Artina Fossett Compliance and Operations Assistant Artina.Fossett@tn.gov (615) 202-2024
Vacant IDEA/Perkins Monitoring Specialist (West)    
Geneva  Taylor Senior Director of Compliance and Operations Geneva.Taylor@tn.gov  (615) 580-2039
Kate Smitheal Operations Coordinator Kate.Smitheal@tn.gov (615) 289-6542
Laura Dunn IDEA Compliance Coordinator Laura.Dunn@tn.gov (615) 961-1331
Mario Pennington Program Review Coordinator Mario.Pennington@tn.gov (615) 571-0118
Melissa  Brown ePlan Coordinator Melissa.Brown@tn.gov (629) 395-4684 
Michael  Gateley Director of Perkins Compliance Michael.Gateley@tn.gov (931) 349-7067
Rob Taylor IDEA/Perkins Monitoring Specialist (East) Robert.Taylor@tn.gov (615) 829-9465
Stanley Cook IDEA/Perkins Monitoring Specialist (Middle) Stanley.Cook@tn.gov (615) 772-3253
Brinn Obermiller Senior Director of ESEA Oversight Brinn.Obermiller@tn.gov (615) 864-5045
Heather  Farley Director of ESEA Oversight Heather.Farley@tn.gov (615) 881-4276
Henry LaFollette ESEA Coordinator East Henry.LaFollette@tn.gov (615) 580-2038
Jan Lanier Title III Grant Management and Migrant Programming Jan.Lanier@tn.gov (615) 337-8401
Janell Wood Extended Learning Director Janell.Wood@tn.gov (615) 290-3093
Joann Runion ESEA Coordinator Middle Joann.Runion@tn.gov (615) 878-1806
Lynn  Dotson ESEA Coordinator West Lynn.Dotson@tn.gov (615) 253-3786
Vanessa Waters Homeless and Immigrant Coordinator Vanessa.Waters@tn.gov (615) 917-3750
John Stults IDEA Coordinator Middle John.Stults@tn.gov (615) 740-7796
Heather Anderson Director of IEA Program Heather.Anderson@tn.gov  
Marisa Hunter IEA Accounts Specialist Marisa.Hunter@tn.gov (615) 499-0497
Melanie Lamberson IDEA Coordinator East Melanie.B.Lamberson@tn.gov (865) 323-2092
Michelle Mansfield IDEA Coordinator West Janet.Mansfield@tn.gov (731) 225-3627
Scott Indermuehle Senior Director of IDEA and IEA Programs Scott.Indermuehle@tn.gov (615) 648-9048
Shelley  Johnson IEA Special Projects Coordinator Shelley.R.Johnson@tn.gov (629) 702-0410
Jamie Eldridge Director of IDEA Oversight Jamie.Eldridge@tn.gov (731) 697-1314

Erin Christian NEP Coordinator West Erin.Christian@tn.gov (901) 504-9627
Jackie Jacobson NEP Coordinator Middle Jackie.Jacobson@tn.gov (615) 390-4549
Robin Copp Assistant Commissioner of School Turnaround Robin.Copp@tn.gov (615) 892-0042
Linda Massenburg Regional School Turnaround Director (Middle) Linda.Massenburg@tn.gov  (615) 906-0426
Latarchal Morton School Turnaround Support Coordinator  Latarchal.Morton@tn.gov (615) 934-4965 
Penny Tubbs Regional School Turnaround Director (West) Penny.Tubbs@tn.gov (901) 208-5257
Jessica Birdsong Regional School Turnaround Director(East) Jessica.Birdsong@tn.gov (865) 320-3431
Theresa Nicholls Assistant Commissioner of Special Populations Theresa.Nicholls@tn.gov (615) 347-1909
Kate Martin Senior Director of Special Populations Kate.B.Martin@tn.gov (615) 829-9331
Dolly Gerregano Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Middle TN Dolly.Gerregano@tn.gov (615) 761-6670
Gary Smith Director of Early Childhood Special Education Gary.X.Smith@tn.gov (615) 332-4888
Colleen VanDyke Early Childhood Special Education Consultant East TN Colleen.VanDyke@tn.gov (865) 210-6748
Sherry Walker Early Childhood Special Education Consultant-West TN Sherry.Walker@tn.gov (615) 920-0144
Phara Williams Director of Early Childhood Transition Phara.Williams@tn.gov (731) 343-3915 
Anika Chambers Academic Intervention and Enrichment Coordinator Anika.Chambers@tn.gov (615) 478-5128
Alison Gauld Low-Incidence & Autism Coordinator Alison.Gauld@tn.gov (615) 854-9520
Martina Stump Postsecondary Readiness & Transition Coordinator Martina.Stump@tn.gov (615) 486-8029
Susan Usery Speech/Language & Related Services Coordinator Susan.Usery@tn.gov (615) 428-8812
LaTrese Watson Behavior Intervention Coordinator LaTrese.Watson@tn.gov (615) 486-8022
Angela Wegner Director of MTSS & Instructional Programming Angela.Wegner@tn.gov (615) 854-0167
Vacant Director of School Psychology Services    
       
Vacant Senior Director of Strategic Supports    
Michael Holman Operational Support Coordinator Michael.Holman@tn.gov (615) 770-1064
Sheryn Ordway Easy IEP Help Desk Sheryn.Ordway@tn.gov (615) 253-4027
Zac Stone Senior Director of Data Analysis Zachary.Stone@tn.gov (615) 532-9702
Debra Frantz Director of EL and Immigrant Programs Debra.Frantz@tn.gov (901) 538-0936
Adam Rollins IDEA Data Manager Adam.Rollins@tn.gov (615) 588-7140
Josh Mason Assistant Commissioner of State Special Schools Josh.Mason@tn.gov (615) 714-0600
David Martin Director of Schools, Tennessee School for the Blind David.Martin@tsbtigers.org (615) 830-5393
Kristen McKeever Operations Coordinator Kristen.B.McKeever@tn.gov  (615) 887-1109
VACANT Director of Schools, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf    
Josh Bush Director of Schools, Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute jbush@yaidragons.com  
Judy Spencer Senior Director of Choice Judy.Spencer@tn.gov (615) 664-9491
Nathan Parker Director of Charter Schools Nathan.G.Parker@tn.gov (615) 961-4182
Amber Green Director of Choice Monitoring Amber.Green@tn.gov ----------
Matthew Bowser Director of Virtual Schools Matt.Bowser@tn.gov ----------
Linda Hayes Non-Public Schools Coordinator Linda.Hayes@tn.gov (615) 815-8750
Stephanie Ferrell Director of Non-Public School Programs Stephanie.Ferrell@tn.gov (615) 961-3363
David Donaldson Chief of Human Capital David.Donaldson@tn.gov  (615) 486-9053
       
Naima Khandaker Chief of Staff  Naima.Khandaker@tn.gov  (615) 917-0567
Benjamin Gagne-Maynard Director of Special Projects Ben.Gagne-Maynard@tn.gov (615) 917-2817
Corie Llera Deputy Chief of Staff Cora.Llera@tn.gov  (615) 487-7005
Emily Hawthorne Director of Talent Emily.Hawthorne@tn.gov  (615) 499-0039
Miles Woodhull Operations & Strategic Projects Manager Miles.Woodhull@tn.gov (615) 600-2892
Iris Jeffries Project Manager Iris.Jeffries@tn.gov  
Amy Galloway Senior Director of Professional Learning  amy.galloway@tn.gov (615) 476-2641
Zoё Beckham Director of Professional Learning Zoe.Beckham@tn.gov (615) 390-0074
       
Martha Moore Senior Director of Educator Effectiveness Martha.Moore@tn.gov (615) 856-9306
Janelle Brown Project Manager, Educator Effectiveness Janelle.Brown@tn.gov (615) 981-0302
Tracy Riddle Director of Educator Effectiveness Tracy.D.Riddle@tn.gov (615) 856-9306
Amy Floyd Director of Data and District Support Amelia.Floyd@tn.gov (731) 881-1414
Michael Deurlein Senior Director of Educator Licensure and Preparation Michael.Deurlein@tn.gov (615) 651-1822
Eric Shaye Olmstead Director of Licensure & Operations Eric.Olmstead@tn.gov (615) 519-5234
Sharon Walker Senior Licensure Specialist Sharon.Walker@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Anne Zerda Licensure Specialist Anne.Zerda@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Sophia Carter Licensure & Business Operations Specialist Sophia.Carter@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Donna Stone Licensure Specialist Donna.Stone@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Rebecca Hethcote Licensure Specialist Becky.Hethcote@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Bruce Bentley Licensure Specialist Bruce.Bentley@tn.gov (615) 532-4885
Annie Insanna Senior Director of Educator Preparation Annie.Insana@tn.gov (615) 613-1890
Jennifer Nelson Director of Engagement and Partnerships Jennifer.P.Nelson@tn.gov (615) 767-1053
Ron Blaylock Educator Preparation Program Manager Ron.Blaylock@tn.gov (615) 948-1523
Laura Stewart Senior Director of Human Resources Laura.Stewart@tn.gov (615) 788-3397
Deanie White HR Manager 2/Human Resources Assistant Director Deanie.L.White@tn.gov (615) 418-0493
Deya Maldas Talent Management Assistant Director Deya.Maldas@tn.gov (615) 351-7451
Kandi Hall HR Analyst 3/Benefits & Special Leave Coordinator Kandi.J.Hall@tn.gov (615) 626-9038
Shay Lee HR Analyst 3/Hiring Coordinator Shay.Lee@tn.gov (615) 289-4037
John Mauney HR Analyst 2/Performance Management Coordinator & HR Generalist John.Mauney@tn.gov (615) 519-0717
Chelsea Cash ASD HR Generalist Chelsea.Cash@tn.gov (615) 939-0215
Jerry S. Boyd Assistant Commissioner Jerry.Boyd@tn.gov (615) 238-1401
Sharon Jordan Executive Assistant Sharon.Jordan@tn.gov (615) 532-1665
Dr. Cheryl Hyland Senior Director of Coherence and Continuous Improvement Cheryl.Hyland@tn.gov  
Shayla Sanderson  State Coordinator, Coordinated School Health  Shayla.Sanderson@tn.gov (615) 968-3954
Mark Bloodworth Wellness Resource Coordinator Mark.Bloodworth@tn.gov (615) 806-0217
Heather Piergies PE/PA Coordinator Heather.M.Piergies@tn.gov (615) 557-6075
Lori Paisley Senior Director Lori.Paisley@tn.gov (615) 854-2713
Christine Rockwood CDC 2 Program Coordinator Christine.Rockwood@tn.gov (615) 840-4481
Amanda Johnson School Nurse Coordinator Amanda.Johnson@tn.gov (615) 767-6016
Betsy Cashen CDC 1 Program Coordinator Betsy.R.Cashen@tn.gov (615) 626-0353
Derek Fregeolle School Safety Planning Coordinator Derek.Fregeolle@tn.gov (615) 613-5591
Kimberly Daubenspeck Safe Schools Coordinator Kimberly.Daubenspeck@tn.gov (615) 970-2418 
Brenna Morse Director of Tennessee School Safety Center Brenna.Morse@tn.gov (615) 532-4774
Alex Spann Transportation Consultant Alex.Spann@tn.gov (615) 490-1754
Sandy Dawes State Director for School Nutrition Sandy.Dawes@tn.gov (629) 203-0208
Jasmine Taylor Budget Director Jasmine.Taylor@tn.gov (615) 968-4681
MarLea Finch Supplemental Programs Director MarLea.Finch@tn.gov (615) 532-0425
Randa Meade Training Coordinator and Program Specialist Randa.Meade@tn.gov (615) 532-0372
Brittany Nikolich Communications and Marketing Specialist Brittany.Nikolich@tn.gov (931) 434-0486
Chris Crutcher Compliance Director Chris.Crutcher@tn.gov (615) 532-4737
Josh Nunnally Project Manager Josh.Nunnally@tn.gov (615) 532-0395
Andrew McCluskey Federal Reporting/Data Anaylyst Andrew.McCluskey@tn.gov (615) 202-4631
Zarema Maxwell Procurement Specialist Zarema.Maxwell@tn.gov (931) 206-2156
Joelene SHearer Regional Consultant Director Joelene.Shearer@tn.gov (615) 440-2048
Frankie NortonEast East TN School Nutrition Regional Consultant Frankie.Norton@tn.gov (865) 985-1821
Brooke Babbs Southeast School Nutrition Regional Consultant Brooke.Babbs@tn.gov (423)384-0663
Lindsay Baldwin Mid-Cumberland School Nutrition Regional Consultant Lindsay.Baldwin@tn.gov (615) 332-1633
Gary Gluch South Central School Nutrition Regional Consultant Gary.Gluch@tn.gov (931) 998-0628
Leslea Miller First TN School Nutrition Regional Consultant Leslea.Miller@tn.gov (865) 606-0205
Mike Bishop Shelby County School Nutrition Regional Consultant Michael.D.Bishop@tn.gov (901) 830-3010
Audra Henderson Southwest School Nutrition Regional Consultant Audra.Henderson@tn.gov (731) 444-1353
Tami Simpson Northwest School Nutrition Regional Consultant Tami.Simpson@tn.gov (731) 514-2624
Thomas Wilson Upper Cumberland School Nutrition Consultant Thomas.Wilson@tn.gov (931) 257-6003
Gomer Pascual Budget Analysis Director Gomer.Pascual@tn.gov (615) 856-0314
Drew Harpool Chief Financial Officer drew.harpool@tn.gov (615) 982-0022
Bennett Wilson Special Projects Coordinator bennett.wilson@tn.gov (615) 968-4347
Ashley Broadrick Director of Grants Management ashley.broadrick@tn.gov (615) 393-0146
Brad Davis Regional Finance Consultant Brad.Davis@tn.gov (615) 308-3616
Rob Mynhier Regional Fiscal Consultant Robert.Mynhier@tn.gov (615) 238-1008
George Amin Fiscal Director 1 George.Amin@tn.gov (615) 525-0313
Maryanne Durski Senior Director, Local Finance Maryanne.Durski@tn.gov (615) 532-9510
Spencer Yonce Fiscal Director/Director of Local Disbursements Spencer.Yonce@tn.gov (615) 925-1353
Cindy Smith Regional Fiscal Consultant Cindy.Smith@tn.gov (731) 571-4548
Robert Gill Regional Fiscal Consultant Robert.W.Gill2@tn.gov (615) 306-7429
Dustin Winstead Regional Fiscal Consultant Dustin.Winstead@tn.gov (865)253-5821
Tracey Hawk ESSA Grants Director  Tracey.Hawk@tn.gov (615) 487-1062
Karen Justice LEA Data Support karen.justice@tn.gov (615) 532-1662
Brett Printz IDEA Preschool Grant Analyst Brett.Printz@tn.gov (615) 972-9437
Olga Williams Grants Analyst 3 Olga.Williams@tn.gov (615) 260-3223
       
Brian DiCarlo Procurement Manager brian.dicarlo@tn.gov (615) 938-1245
Jack Berk Procurement & Logistics Manager jack.berk@tn.gov (615) 917-0775
Jonathan Moore Grants Program Manager jonathan.moore2@tn.gov (615) 964-1883
Mike Barnes Procurement Manager mike.barnes@tn.gov (615) 970-2091
Vijay Gollapudi Chief Information Officer Vijay.Gollapudi@tn.gov (615) 499-1342
Penny Griffith Executive Administrative Assistant Penny.Griffith@tn.gov (615) 772-3118
Steven Sanders Director of State and District Technology Steven.Sanders@tn.gov (615) 693-0207
Kimberly Mancel  District Technology Helpdesk Manager Kimberly.Mancel@tn.gov (615) 253-2591
Melissa Teat School & District Technology Manager Melissa.Teat@tn.gov (615) 806-5630
Anthony Taylor School and District Technology Support Agent Anthony.Taylor@tn.gov (615) 532-6317
Noel Moses District Technology Support Desk Agent Noel.Moses@tn.gov (800) 495-4154
Alexis Posey District Technology Support Desk Agent Alexis.Posey@tn.gov (800) 495-4154
Billy Hardesty District Technology Support Desk Agent Billy.Hardesty@tn.gov (800) 495-4154
Leon Yorke District Technology Support Desk Agent Leon.Yorke@tn.gov (800) 495-4154
Annie Flyzik Administrative Specialist Annie.Flyzik@tn.gov (615) 399-4244
Chuck Byerly Technical Services Manager Chuck.Byerly@tn.gov (615) 852-0838
Khaled Abuassad Cloud Systems Engineer Khaled.Abuassad@tn.gov (615) 626-4160
Rob Rogers Project Manager Robert.Rogers@tn.gov (615) 351-8257
Jason Thacker Director of Program and Project Management Jason.Thacker@tn.gov (615) 878-1962
Catherine C Horton Business Analyst/Project Manager Catherine.Horton@tn.gov
Donna Demouchet Senior Business Analyst Donna.Demouchet@tn.gov (469) 853-8749
Brian Hawkins EDP Auditor Brian.A.Hawkins@tn.gov (615) 291-5884
Brett Holladay Director of Internal Audit Brett.Holladay@tn.gov (615) 626-6218
Mike McNabb Auditor 4 Mike.McNabb@tn.gov (615) 532-6230
Chuck Webber Internal Auditor Chuck.Webber@tn.gov (615) 253-8345
Nina C. Shaw Internal Operations Specialist Nina.C.Shaw@tn.gov (615) 557-3273
Mike Barnes Procurement Manager Mike.Barnes@tn.gov (615) 970-2091
Lindsay Baldwin School Nutrition Consultant Lindsay.Baldwin@tn.gov (615) 332-1633
Mark A. Bloodworth Wellness Resource Coordinator Mark.Bloodworth@tn.gov (615) 806-0217
Dr. Jean Luna Chief of Programs Jean.Luna@tn.gov  (615) 878-3108
       
Jamie Gross Operations Coordinator Jamie.Gross@tn.gov (615) 532-2848
Carlita Harrington Executive Administrator Carlita.Harrington@tn.gov (615) 927-1053
Deborah Knoll Senior Director of Career Readiness Deborah.Knoll@tn.gov (615) 521-9330
Danesha Ward Coordinator, College & Career Advising Danesha.Ward@tn.gov (615) 490-1648
Liza Ambrose Career Readiness Program Manager Liza.Ambrose@tn.gov (615) 554-2799
Danielle Bolling Early Postsecondary Program Manager Danielle.Bolling@tn.gov (615) 609-4854
Ellen Bohle Program Director of Tennessee Pathways Ellen.Bohle@tn.gov (615) 266-6090
Pamela Sieffert Program Director, District and Industry Engagement pam.sieffert@tn.gov (615) 852-7054
Zachary Adams Director of Postsecondary Coordination & Alignment Zachary.Adams@tbr.edu (615) 326-4208
Sarah Williams Director of Career and Technical Education Sarah.G.Williams@tn.gov (615) 347-5560
Li-Zung Lin Director of CCR Data & Reporting Li-Zung.Lin@tn.gov (615) 532-1256
Matthew Spinella Director of Work-Based Learning & Industry Engagement Matthew.Spinella@tn.gov (615) 210-8412
Sheila Morris Industry Certification & Professional Development Manager Sheila.K.Morris@tn.gov (615) 487-0663
Steven Gass Career Cluster Program Manager (Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources) Steven.Gass@tn.gov (615) 289-1662
Sloan Hudson Career Cluster Program Manager (Health Science, Law & Public Safety, Government & Public Administration) Sloan.Hudson@tn.gov (615) 306-9026
John Mummert Career Cluster Program Manager (Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture & Construction, Transportation) John.Mummert@tn.gov (615) 332-1883
Crystal Applewhite Career Cluster Program Manager (STEM, IT, A&AV) Crystal.Applewhite@tn.gov  (615) 306-1711
Justin Barker Program Manager Business, Management & Administration, Finance, and Marketing, Distribution & Logistics Justin.Barker@tn.gov  (615) 812-6259
Brittany Debity-Barker Director of Student Leadership Brittany.Debity-Barker@tn.gov (615) 981-9451
Sandra Brown Accountant, Student Leadership Sandra.Brown@tn.gov (615) 532-2832
Emily Grant West TN FFA Regional Consultant Emily.Grant@tn.gov (731) 431-1183
Christina Isong State Advisor for FCCLA & HOSA Christina.Isong@tn.gov (615) 418-1396
Stena Meadows East TN FFA Regional Consultant Stena.Meadows@tn.gov (423) 414-8669
Steven Mitchell State Advisor for FBLA & DECA Steven.Mitchell@tn.gov (615) 767-6210
Brad Parton Middle TN FFA Regional Consultant Brad.Parton@tn.gov (615) 856-0385
Danielle LeSure Assistant Commissioner of Whole Child Support Danielle.LeSure@tn.gov (615) 812-3353
Taylor Rayfield Coordinator, Family Resource Center Taylor.Rayfield@tn.gov (615) 483-1248
Melisa Fuhrmeister Data & Fiscal Coordinator Melisa.Fuhrmeister@tn.gov (615) 708-3540
Janet Watkins Project Coordinator, TN AWARE Janet.Watkins@tn.gov (615) 478-4027
Elizabeth Davis Program Manager, TN AWARE Elizabeth.J.Davis@tn.gov (615) 772-6279
Crystal Kinser Senior Director of Strategy Crystal.Kinser@tn.gov (615) 487-0971
Noel Blackmire Administrative Assistant II Noel.M.Blackmire2@tn.gov (615) 829-0260
Wanda Harris Administrative Assistant III Wanda.Harris@tn.gov (615) 969-0775
Amber Huett-Garcia Senior Director of Whole Child Comprehensive Planning Amber.Huett-Garcia@tn.gov (615) 483-0622
Kristi Steel Director of Mental Health Kristi.Steel@tn.gov (615) 481-0252
Casey Haugner Wrenn Assistant Commissioner of Assessment  Casey.Haugner@tn.gov (615) 290-2864
Grace Franklin Director of Assessment Program Management Grace.Franklin@tn.gov ​(615) 354-3122
Tammy Billington Business Analyst Coordinator Tammy.Billington@tn.gov (615) 487-0174
Denette Kolbe Senior Director of Assessment Logistics Denette.Kolbe@tn.gov (615) 330-3741
Mark Jackson Director of TCAP Customer Experience Mark.Jackson@tn.gov (615) 770-1061
​Nancy E. Williams ​​Special Populations Assessment Coordinator Nancy.E.Williams@tn.gov (615) 795-7981 
​Stephanie Israel ​TCAP Logistics Coor​dinator Stephanie.Israel@tn.gov (615) 981-0587
Tonya Chase TCAP Logistics Coordinator Tonya.F.Chase@tn.gov (615) 924-7877
​Philip Jacobs NAEP/ACT State Coordinator Philip.Jacobs@tn.gov (615) 351-1146
​Soo-hee Park ​Senior Psychometrician Soo-Hee.Park@tn.gov (865)228-0878
Tae Kim ​Senior Psychometrician Kyungtae.Kim@tn.gov (615) 927-6384
David Laird Senior Director of Assessment Development & Psychometrics David.Laird@tn.gov (615) 979-1355
Clay Sanders Director of Assessment Development Christopher.C.Sanders@tn.gov (615) 308-9298
Juliana Musselman TCAP Development Coordinator: ELA Juliana.Musselman@tn.gov   (615) 955-2544
Eric Wulff Director of Assessment Use and Interpretation Eric.Wulff@tn.gov (615) 532-2809
Andrew Marsee Accountability Data Analyst Andrew.Marsee@tn.gov (615) 571-0079
Dereje Demissie Data Analyst Dereje.Demissie@tn.gov (615) 519-5234
Josh Carson Director of Data Use Josh.Carson@tn.gov (615) 393-2434
Catherine Phillips Data Analyst Catherine.Phillips@tn.gov (629) 201-1877
Sophie Maya Mann Director of Accountability Sophie.Mann@tn.gov (615) 761-4468
Michelle Moon Data Visualization Specialist Michelle.Moon@tn.gov

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Allison Berg Graduation Cohort Specialist and Accountability Support Allison.Berg@tn.gov   
Rashida Askia Research Analyst Rashida.Askia@tn.gov (615) 418-0581
DreJean Cummings Research Project Manager Drejean.Cummings@tn.gov (615) 393-0242
Reg Dunn Research Analyst Reg.Dunn@tn.gov (615) 964-2316
Ashleigh Barker Communications and Policy Coordinator Ashleigh.Barker@tn.gov  (615) 454-1335
Grace Shelton Chief of Staff Grace.Shelton@tn.gov (615) 964-2316
Dr. Penny Schwinn Commissioner of Education Commissioner.Schwinn@tn.gov (615) 741-8457
Emma McCallie Commissioner's Office Fellow Emma.McCallie@tn.gov (615) 708-5033
Ashleigh McFadden Senior Director Ashleigh.Mcfadden@tn.gov (615) 557-6285
Erin Zapata-Christie Performance Management Specialist Erin.Zapata-Christie@tn.gov (615) 767-0264
Mark McKown Performance Management Specialist Mark.McKown@tn.gov (615)968-3922
Jessie Gold Performance Management Specialist Jessie.Gold@tn.gov (615) 636-9231
Sam Pearcy Deputy Commissioner of Operations Sam.Pearcy@tn.gov (615) 390-2087
James M. Paul Chief of Staff to the Deputy Commissioner James.Paul@tn.gov (615) 864-1048
Jack Powers Director of Policy Jack.Powers@tn.gov (615) 961-8832
Charlie Bufalino Assistant Commissioner of Policy & Legislative Affairs Charlie.Bufalino@tn.gov (615) 571-0449
Jay Klein Director of Legislative Affairs Jay.Klein@tn.gov (615) 406-1046
Robin Yeh Policy Analyst Robin.Yeh@tn.gov (615) 445-9543