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Dr. Penny Schwinn Commissioner of Education (615) 741-8457 Commissioner.Schwinn@tn.gov
Christy Ballard General Counsel (615) 741-2921 Christy.Ballard@tn.gov
Heather Anderson IDEA Complaints Investigator (615) 741-3619 Heather.Anderson@tn.gov
Joanna Collins Assistant General Counsel (615) 770-3869 Joanna.Collins@tn.gov
Lee Danley Deputy General Counsel (615) 253-1550 Lee.Danley@tn.gov
David Oldham Staff Attorney (615) 767-0654 David.Oldham@tn.gov
Nikkie Kiene Paralegal (615) 741-3589 Nikkie.Kiene@tn.gov
Kimberly Miller Executive Administrative Assistant (615) 741-8488 Kim.Miller@tn.gov
Paul Rainwater Administrative Services Manager (615) 532-4867 Paul.Rainwater@tn.gov
LaQuisha Oliver Director of School Approval (615) 360-4360 LaQuisha.Oliver@tn.gov
Rachel Suppe Assistant General Counsel (615) 253-4596 Rachel.E.Suppe@tn.gov
Shaundraya Hersey Staff Attorney (615) 289-1887 Shaundraya.Hersey@tn.gov
N/A Chief of Staff    
Crystal Kinser Deputy Chief of Staff (615) 487-0971 Crystal.Kinser@tn.gov
James M. Paul Chief of Staff to the Deputy Commissioner (615) 864-1048 James.Paul@tn.gov
Ashleigh McFadden Director (615) 557-6285 Ashleigh.McFadden@tn.gov
Tiffani Thompson Performance Management Specialist (615) 714-0998 Tiffani.Thompson@tn.gov
Erin Zapata-Christie Performance Management Specialist (615) 767-0264 Erin.Zapata-Christie@tn.gov
Kevin Schaaf Director (615) 350-8668 Kevin.Schaaf@tn.gov
Jonathon Attridge Senior Data Strategist (615) 571-1946 Jonathon.Attridge@tn.gov
Adam Rollins Senior Research Strategist (615) 741-2068 Adam.Rollins@tn.gov

Hannah Mesick

Research Assistant

(615) 483-4015

Hannah.Mesick@tn.gov

Rashida Askia

Research Analyst

(615) 393-2421

Rashida.Askia@tn.gov

Eden Morrison

Research Analyst

(615) 571-1946

Eden.Morrison@tn.gov

Chelsea Crawford Assistant Commissioner of
Communications and Engagements
(615) 339-8641 Chelsea.Crawford@tn.gov
Amanda Duvall Director of Communications (615) 881-3189 Amanda.Duvall@tn.gov
Victoria Robinson Director of Media (615) 218-1352 Victoria.Robinson@tn.gov
Kevin Canady Digital Content Producer (615) 767-1086 Kevin.Canady@tn.gov
Andi Baumgartner Graphic Designer (615) 554-3606 Andi.Baumgartner@tn.gov
Charlie Bufalino Assistant Commissioner of Policy & Legislative Affairs (615) 571-0449 Charlie.Bufalino@tn.gov
Jack Powers Director of Policy (615) 961-8832 Jack.Powers@tn.gov
Jay Klein Director of Legislative Affairs (615) 406-1046 jay.klein@tn.gov
Robin Yeh Policy Analyst (615) 445-9543 robin.yeh@tn.gov
Meghan McLeroy  Chief Statewide Support Officer (615) 337-5331 Meghan.McLeroy@tn.gov
Elizabeth Norton Senior Director, Academic Strategy (615) 428-4813 Elizabeth.Norton@tn.gov
Ginger Leach Senior Director, Regional Support (865) 227-8474 Ginger.Leach@tn.gov
Erin Lavery Director, Academic Support (615) 917-2052 Erin.Lavery@tn.gov
Jaclyn O'Brien Director, Academic Support (629) 214-0027 Jaclyn.O’Brien@tn.gov
Matt Holt Manager, Performance and Operations (615) 347-0261 Matt.Holt@tn.gov
 
Dominique Davis
Director, East Tennessee CORE (865) 227-8474 Dominique.Davis@tn.gov
Christina Meeks Administrative Assistant (615) 804-0537 Christina.Meeks@tn.gov
Meg Lohmeyer ELA Consultant (865) 306-9236 Meg.Lohmeyer@tn.gov
Susan Armstrong Math Consultant (865) 410-0657 Susan.Armstrong@tn.gov
Summer Robertson Interventionist (865) 440-0226 Summer.Robertson@tn.gov
Wendy Hansard Data Analyst (865) 606-3289 Wendy.Hansard@tn.gov
Frankie Norton School Nutrion Consultant (865) 594-9453 Frankie.Norton@tn.gov
Vacant Director, First Tennessee CORE    
Cindy Robinson Administrative Assistant (423) 434-6490 Cindy.Robinson@tn.gov
Jami Corwin ELA Consultant (423) 306-2425 Jami.Corwin@tn.gov
Tara Harrell Math Consultant (423) 270-9017 Tara.Harrell@tn.gov
Karen Rogers CTE Consultant (423) 584-9020 Karen.Rogers2@tn.gov
Julia Lamons Data Analyst (423) 290-3668 Julia.Lamons@tn.gov
April Myers Interventionist (423) 616-4645 April.Myers@tn.gov
Leslea Miller School Nutrition Consultant (865) 606-0205 Leslea.Miller@tn.gov
Christie Southerland Director, Mid Cumberland CORE (615) 879-7578 Christie.Southerland@tn.gov
Charlene Oliver Administrative Assistant (615) 788-9421 Charlene.Oliver@tn.gov
Melissa Johnson ELA Consultant (629) 215-4842 Melissa.A.Johnson@tn.gov
Melinda Fleischer Math Consultant (615) 339-3355 Melinda.Fleischer@tn.gov
Keith McCarroll Interventionist (615) 920-1538 Keith.McCarroll@tn.gov
Amy Jackson CTE Consultant (615) 626-0861
Amy.R.Jackson@tn.gov
Chris George Data Analyst (615) 557-5192 Chris.George@tn.gov
Lindsay Baldwin School Nutrition Consultant (615) 332-1633 Lindsay.Baldwin@tn.gov
Pennye Thurmond Director, Northwest CORE (731) 571-2570 Pennye.Thurmond@tn.gov
Sheila Todd Administrative Assistant (731) 697-3118 Sheila.Todd@tn.gov
Ashley Kelley ELA Consultant (731) 621-0050 Ashley.Kelley@tn.gov
Stacey Ussery Math Consultant (731) 819-8594 Stacey.Ussery@tn.gov
Katie Ward Interventionist (731) 343-0591 Katie.Ward@tn.gov
Jennifer Barham CTE Consultant (731) 676-8026 Jennifer.Barham@tn.gov
Amelia Floyd Data Analyst (731) 819-6168 Amelia.Floyd@tn.gov
Tami Simpson School Nutrition Consultant (731) 819-7583 Tami.Simpson@tn.gov
Bill Byford Director, South Central CORE (931) 797-6981 Bill.Byford@tn.gov
Sharon Cochrane ELA Consultant (931) 488-3050 Sharon.Cochrane@tn.gov
Monica Frideczky Math Consultant (931) 488-3050 Monica.Frideczky@tn.gov
Cindy Ables Interventionist (931) 488-3050 Cynthia.Ables@tn.gov
Pamela Thurman CTE Consultant (931) 981-4352 Pam.Thurman@tn.gov
Elliotte Kinzer Data Analyst (931) 488-3050 Elliotte.Kinzer@tn.gov
Tayler Horvath Administrative Assistant (931) 488-3050 Tayler.Horvath@tn.gov
Gary Gluch School Nutrition Consultant (615) 427-2298 Gary.Gluch@tn.gov
Sharon Harper Director, Southeast CORE (423) 457-3186 Sharon.Harper@tn.gov
Latoya Williams Administrative Assistant (423) 260-1168 Latoya.Williams@tn.gov
Julie Deichert ELA Consultant (423) 457-7099 Julie.Deichert@tn.gov
Brandie Arnold Math Consultant (423) 616-2784 Brandie.Arnold@tn.gov
Sharon Childers Interventionist (423) 435-6063 Sharon.Childers@tn.gov
Taffe Bishop CTE Consultant (423) 438-9307 Taffe.Bishop@tn.gov
Drew Tompkins Data Analyst (423) 330-4250 Drew.Tompkins@tn.gov
Brooke Babbs School Nutrition Consultant (423) 634-2306 Brooke.Babbs@tn.gov
Patrice Martin Director, Southwest CORE (731) 234-2263 Patrice.Martin@tn.gov
April Keel Administrative Assistant (731) 265-0409 April.Keel@tn.gov
Shonna Phelps ELA Consultant (731) 608-9012 Shonna.Phelps@tn.gov
Timothy Trimble Interventionist (731) 747-5005 Timothy.Trimble@tn.gov
Stephanie Kelly CTE Consultant (901) 229-8815 Stephanie.Kelly@tn.gov
Amanda Hayes Data Analyst (901) 229-9647 Amanda.R.Hayes@tn.gov
Audra Henderson School Nutrition Consultant (Southwest Region) (731) 265-0409 Audra.Henderson@tn.gov
Mike Bishop School Nutrition Consultant (Memphis/Shelby County) (901) 830-3010 Michael.D.Bishop@tn.gov
Janice Fox Director, Upper Cumberland CORE (931) 303-4743 Janice.Fox@tn.gov
Tonya Smith Administrative Assistant (931) 287-8371 Tonya.Smith@tn.gov
Cristy Pendergrass ELA Consultant (931) 797-7427 Cristy.Pendergrass@tn.gov
Julia Grecol Math Consultant (931) 319-8762 Julia.Grecol@tn.gov
Jennifer Briggs Interventionist (931) 319-8109 Jennifer.Briggs@tn.gov
Laura Luna Data Analyst (931) 267-7484 Laura.Luna@tn.gov
Thomas Wilson School Nutrition Consultant (931) 267-4509 Thomas.Wilson@tn.gov
Samuel Pearcy Chief Operating Officer (615) 390-2087 Sam.Pearcy@tn.gov
Drew Harpool Assistant Commissioner (615) 741-3592 Drew.Harpool@tn.gov
Melisa Greene Executive Assistant (615) 741-2095 Melisa.Greene@tn.gov
Gomer Pascual Budget Director (615) 532-9514 Gomer.Pascual@tn.gov
Maryanne Durski Senior Director of Local Finance (615) 532-9510 Maryanne.Durski@tn.gov
Karen Justice LEA  Data Support (615) 532-1662 Karen.Justice@tn.gov
Spencer Yonce Local Disbursements Coordinator (615) 532-4718 Spencer.Yonce@tn.gov
Brad Davis Regional Fiscal Consultant  (615) 308-3616 Brad.Davis@tn.gov
Rob Mynhier Regional Fiscal Consultant  (615) 238-1008 Robert.Mynhier@tn.gov
Dustin Winstead Regional Fiscal Consultant  (865) 253-5821 Dustin.Winstead@tn.gov
Brian Runion Regional Fiscal Consultant  (931) 224-9854 Brian.Runion@tn.gov
Cindy Smith Regional Fiscal Consultant  (731) 571-4548 Cindy.Smith@tn.gov
Robert Gill Regional Fiscal Consultant  (615) 306-7429 Robert.W.Gill2@tn.gov
Tracey Hawk ESSA Grants Director (615) 291-5911 Tracey.Hawk@tn.gov
George Amin ESSA Finance Director (615) 253-5711 George.Amin@tn.gov
Terry Wallis IDEA Part B Consultant (615) 741-5399 Terry.Wallis@tn.gov
Brett Printz IDEA Preschool Grants Analyst (615) 253-5698 Brett.Printz@tn.gov
Olga Williams Grants Analyst (615) 253-4711 Olga.Williams@tn.gov
Gerald Courtney Accountant I (615) 532-1624 Gerald.Courtney@tn.gov
Nichola Davies Accounting Manager (615) 770-3875 Nichola.Davies@tn.gov
Masoud Ghattas Accounting Technician 2 (615) 532-1620 Masoud.Ghattas@tn.gov
Mike Grimsley Finance Manager, ASD (615) 981-0618 Mike.M.Grimsley@tn.gov
Teresa Moore Accounts Receivable, General Ledger (615) 741-3792 Teresa.Moore@tn.gov
Sarah Morgan Accounting Manager  (615) 532-1625 Sarah.Morgan@tn.gov
Kim Morrow Controller (615) 741-8466 Kimberly.R.Morrow@tn.gov
Shayla Jones Accounts Payable (615) 741-0665 Shayla.Jones@tn.gov
Radhika Patel Accountant I (615) 741-2088 Radhika.D.Patel@tn.gov
Shannon Smith Auditor 3 (615) 632-6232 Shannon.L.Smith@tn.gov
Mark Wise Payroll Officer (615) 532-1633 Mark.Wise@tn.gov
Everett Woods Accounts Payable (615) 532-1657 Everett.Woods@tn.gov
David A. Zundel Accounting Technician 2 (615) 313-5351 David.A.Zundel@tn.gov
Rick Zadd Senior Director (615) 290-6715 Rick.Zadd@tn.gov
Mike Barnes Procurement and Logistics Coordinator (615) 970-2091 Mike.Barnes@tn.gov
Claudia Lewis Procurement and Logistics Manager (615) 922-9179 Claudia.Lewis@tn.gov
Deborah McGhee Floating Administrative Support (615) 532-8232 Deborah.McGhee@tn.gov
Eli Rousey Procurement and Logistics Coordinator (615) 892-0389 Eli.Rousey@tn.gov
Merv Snider Procurement and Logistics Coordinator (615) 770-1795 Merv.Snider@tn.gov
Nina Murphy Operations Specialist (615) 557-3273 Nina.Murphy@tn.gov
Brian Hawkins Internal Auditor (615) 291-5884 Brian.A.Hawkins@tn.gov
Mike McNabb Auditor IV (615) 532-6230 Mike.McNabb@tn.gov
Chuck Webber Internal Auditor III (615) 253-8345 Chuck.Webber@tn.gov
Vijay Gollapudi Chief Information Officer (615) 499-1342 Vijay.Gollapudi@tn.gov
Penny Griffith Business Manager/Administrative Assistant (615) 770-3873 Penny.Griffith@tn.gov
Steven Sanders Director (615) 693-0207 Steven.Sanders@tn.gov
Brandon Mobley ASD Technology Director (901) 326-7707 bmobley@tnasd.org
Katrice Bullock  ASD Student Data Manager  (615) 979-1164  Katrice.Bullock@tn.gov
Chuck Byerly Technical Services Manager (615) 532-3408 Chuck.Byerly@tn.gov
Bill Cherry Data Analyst (615) 770-1799 Bill.Cherry@tn.gov
Kimberly Mancel Help Desk Coordinator (615) 253-2591 Kimberly.Mancel@tn.gov
Latha Ramasamy Manager, State Reporting (615) 864-6358 Latha.Ramasamy@tn.gov
Melissa Teat Manager, Help Desk (615) 253-5035 Melissa.Teat@tn.gov
Chris Voss Director (615) 393-4201 Chris.Voss@tn.gov
Kevin Leach Senior Developer (615) 971-9008 Kevin.Leach@tn.gov
Alex Morgan  Senior Developer (615) 686-3232  Alex.Morgan@tn.gov
Khaled Abuassad Cloud Infrastructure (615) 626-4160 Khaled.Abuassad@tn.gov
Jennifer Crunk Developer (615) 961-0146 Jennifer.Crunk@tn.gov
Greg Marcum Senior Developer (615) 571-3504 Greg.Marcum@tn.gov
Stephen Reaves QA Analyst (615) 878-3197 Stephen.Reaves@tn.gov
Brian Stockton Assistant Commissioner (615) 532-4739 Brian.Stockton@tn.gov
Sharon Jordan Executive Assistant (615) 532-1665 Sharon.Jordan@tn.gov
Mike Herrmann Senior Director, School Safety and Transportation (615) 741-8468 Mike.Herrmann@tn.gov
Joseph Chilton Monitoring Coordinator (615) 532-1699 Joseph.Chilton@tn.gov
Brenna Morse Director, School Safety (615) 532-4774 Brenna.Morse@tn.gov
Kimberly Daubenspeck Safe Schools Coordinator (615) 532-0469 Kimberly.Daubenspeck@tn.gov
Sandy Dawes Director (615) 532-4742 Sandy.Dawes@tn.gov
Christopher Crutcher Manager, Compliance (615) 532-4737 Chris.Crutcher@tn.gov
Rachel Draper Farm to School Specialist  (615) 741-1140  Rachel.E.Draper@tn.gov
MarLea Finch Manager Supplemental Programs (615) 532-0425 MarLea.Finch@tn.gov
Joelene Shearer (Kappeler) Regional Consultant Director (615) 440-2048 Joelene.Shearer@tn.gov
Andrew McCluskey Data Operations Coordinator (615) 532-1654 Andrew.McCluskey@tn.gov
Peter McNeilly Program Specialist (615) 532-4748 Peter.McNeilly@tn.gov
Randa Meade Training Coordinator and Program Specialist (615) 532-0372 Randa.Meade@tn.gov
Joshua Nunnally Project Management Coordinator 615) 532-0395 Josh.Nunnally@tn.gov
Jasmine Taylor Manager, Budget (615) 532-4747 Jasmine.Taylor@tn.gov
Brittany Nikolich Communications and Marketing Specialist (615) 741-1123 Brittany.Nikolich@tn.gov
Michael Hardy Chief Strategy and Data Officer (615) 253-4252 Michael.Hardy@tn.gov

DreJean Cummings

Operations Manager

(615) 741-8457

Drejean.Cummings@tn.gov

Casey Haugner Wrenn Assistant Commissioner (615) 532-4879 Casey.Haugner@tn.gov
Ashleigh Barker Communications and Policy Coordinator (615) 454-1335 Ashleigh.Barker@tn.gov
Tammy Billington Business Analyst Coordinator (615) 487-0174 Tammy.Billington@tn.gov
Grace Franklin Director of Assessment Program Management (615) 354-3122 Grace.Franklin@tn.gov
Mark Jackson Director, TCAP Customer Experience, Assessment (615) 770-1061 Mark.Jackson@tn.gov
Philip Jacobs NAEP/ACT State Coordinator (615) 351-1146 Philip.Jacobs@tn.gov
Erin Jones TCAP Assessment Design Coordinator (629) 221-0118 Erin.Jones@tn.gov
Kyungtae Kim Psychometrician (615) 927-6384 Kyungtae.Kim@tn.gov

Denette Kolbe 

Senior Director Assessment Logistics

(615) 330-3741

Denette.Kolbe@tn.gov

Soo-hee Park Senior Psychometrician (865) 577-8389 Soo-Hee.Park@tn.gov
Clay Sanders Director of Development (615) 308-9298 Christopher.C.Sanders@tn.gov
Nancy E. Williams Special Education Assessment Coordinator   (615) 795-7981   Nancy.E.Williams@tn.gov  
Stephanie Israel TCAP Logistics Coordinator (615) 330-3741 Stephanie.Israel@tn.gov

Tonya Chase

TCAP Logistics Coordinator

(615) 330-3741 Tonya.F.Chase@tn.gov
Eric Wulff Director of Formative Assessment (615) 532-2809 Eric.Wulff@tn.gov
Josh Carson School Improvement Data Analyst (615) 393-2434 Josh.Carson@tn.gov
Catherine Phillips Data Analyst (615) 532-1380 Catherine.Phillips@tn.gov
Dereje Demisse Data Analyst (615) 519-5234 Dereje.Demisse@tn.gov
Michelle Moon Data Visualization Specialist (615) 351-2719 Michelle.Moon@tn.gov

Grace Shelton

Strategic Projects Manager

(615) 393-0753 Grace.Shelton@tn.gov
Sophie Mann Director of Accountability   sophie.mann@tn.gov
Andrew Marsee Accountability Data Analyst (615) 571-0079 Andrew.Marsee@tn.gov
Jacqueline Montileone Accountability Project Manager (615) 390-2446 Jacqueline.Montileone@tn.gov

Peter Witham

Assistant Commissioner of Data and Accountability

(615) 306-9228 Peter.Witham@tn.gov
Lisa Coons Chief of Standards and Materials (615) 571-6145 Lisa.Coons@tn.gov
Grace Jones Executive Administrative Assistant (615) 630-2555  Grace.Jones@tn.gov
Rachel Bradshaw  Senior Director of Literacy and Humanities (615) 719-2609   
Banks Lyons Secondary ELA Coordinator (615) 927-1556 Banks.Lyons@tn.gov
Phuong Nguyen K-12 ELA Coordinator (615) 961-9882 Phuong.Nguyen@tn.gov
Charlotte Woehler Student Opportunities (615) 253-4344 Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov
Barbara Denson Training Initiatives (615) 585-8123 Barbara.Denson@tn.gov
Virginia Mayfield Director (615) 532-0688 Virginia.Mayfield@tn.gov
Brian Caine Science Coordinator (615) 741-3773 Brian.Caine@tn.gov
Scott Eddins 6-12 Math Coordinator (615) 979-0170 Scott.Eddins@tn.gov
Todd Shipley Fine Arts Coordinator (615) 762-6330 Todd.Shipley@tn.gov
Lisa Choate K-8 Mathematics Coordinator (615) 708-0416 Lisa.Choate@tn.gov
Lacey Noel Instructional Materials Program Manager (615) 253-3160 Lacey.Noel@tn.gov
Pam Kimbrough Fiscal Manager (629) 255-5462 Pam.Kimbrough@tn.gov
Charles Nicholson Learning Management System Coordinator (615) 626-1477 Charles.Nicholson@tn.gov
Darlene Estes-Del Re Assistant Commissioner  (615) 313-3188 Darlene.DelRe@tn.gov
Tabatha Siddiqi Executive Administrative Assistant (615) 532-6310 Tabatha.Siddiqi@tn.gov
Misty Moody Senior Director, School Based Support Services (615) 626-1355 Misty.Moody@tn.gov
Angela Grant Administrative Service Assistant III (615) 532-4731 Angela.M.Grant@tn.gov
Liz Newsome Education Consultant (615) 770-5395 Liz.Newsome@tn.gov
Billy Benton East TN Director of Program Evaluators (931) 239-1193 Billy.E.Benton@tn.gov
Summer Johnson Child Care Program Evaluator - First Tennessee (423) 440-5175 Summer.Johnson@tn.gov
Jessica Franklin Child Care Program Evaluator - Southeast (865) 203-4337 Jessica.Franklin@tn.gov
Cynthia Templin Child Care Program Evaluator - East (865) 712-6736 Cynthia.R.Templin@tn.gov
Amy Lawson Child Care Program Evaluator - First Tennessee (423) 202-6824  Amy.Lawson@tn.gov
Mitzi Cogdell Child Care Program Evaluator - Southeast (423) 716-5820 Mitzi.J.Cogdell@tn.gov
Summer Cleek Child Care Program Evaluator - East (865) 963-5235 Summer.Cleek@tn.gov
Annabel Mainord Child Care Program Evaluator - Upper Cumberland (931) 797-7417 Annabel.Mainord@tn.gov
Adrienne Butler Child Care Program Evaluator - Upper Cumberland (931) 239-6819 Adrienne.Butler@tn.gov
Henri Murphy West TN Director of Program Evaluators (615) 393-3925 Henri.Murphy@tn.gov
Kristi Munson Child Care Program Evaluator - Southwest (901) 569-3473 Kristi.D.Munson@tn.gov
Sharon Neely Child Care Program Evaluator - Memphis (901) 356-4721 Sharon.Neely@tn.gov
Tunyia Williams Child Care Program Evaluator - Memphis (901) 229-5611 Tunyia.Williams@tn.gov
Jackie McCall Child Care Program Evaluator II- Memphis (901) 417-3598 Jackie.McCall@tn.gov
Meg Hall Child Care Program Evaluator - Southwest (731) 307-7808 Meg.Hall@tn.gov
Jerri Tuten Child Care Program Evaluator - Southwest (731) 549-6381 Jerri.Tuten@tn.gov
Donna Teague Child Care Program Evaluator - Northwest (731) 358-1496 Donna.D.Teague@tn.gov
Jennifer Patrick Middle TN Director of Program Evaluators (615) 517-8236 Jennifer.Patrick@tn.gov
Cynthia Johnston Child Care Program Evaluator - Mid-Cumberland (615) 626-8911 Cynthia.D.Johnston@tn.gov
Steven Shumate Child Care Program Evaluator - Mid-Cumberland (615) 630-1150 Steven.P.Shumate@tn.gov
Alaina Suttle Child Care Program Evaluator - Mid-Cumberland (615) 517-7431 Alaina.Suttle@tn.gov
Jean Luna Chief of CCTE (615)878-3108 jean.luna@tn.gov
Carlita Harrington Executive Administrator (615) 532-2825 Carlita.Harrington@tn.gov
Steve Playl Senior Director, College and Career Experiences (615) 532-2830 Steve.Playl@tn.gov
Sarah Williams Director of Career and Technical Education (615) 253-7442 Sarah.G.Williams@tn.gov
Leslie Eldridge CTE Consultant (615) 922-0499 Leslie.Eldridge@tn.gov
Brittany Debity-Barker Director of Student Leadership (615) 741-8836 Brittany.Debity-Barker@tn.gov
Sandra Brown Budget and Accounting (615) 532-2832 Sandra.Brown@tn.gov
Emily Grant FFA West TN Regional Consultant (731) 431-1183 Emily.Grant@tn.gov
Christina Isong State Advisor for FCCLA & HOSA (615) 532-6270 Christina.Isong@tn.gov
Stena Meadows East TN FFA Regional Consultant (423) 414-8669 Stena.Meadows@tn.gov
Steven Mitchell State Advisor for FBLA & DECA (615) 532-2829 Steven.Mitchell@tn.gov
Brad Parton FFA Middle TN Regional Consultant (615) 856-0385 Brad.Parton@tn.gov
Steven Gass Career Cluster Program Manager (615) 532-2847 Steven.Gass@tn.gov
Sloan Hudson Career Cluster Program Manager (615) 532-2839 Sloan.Hudson@tn.gov
Justin Barker Career Cluster Program Manager (615) 770-3870 justin.barker@tn.gov
John Mummert Career Cluster Program Manager (615) 532-2835 John.Mummert@tn.gov
Bryant Nall Career Cluster Program Manager  (615) 532-6248 Bryant.Nall@tn.gov
Sheila Morris Industry Certification & Professional Development Manager (615) 532-2834 Sheila.K.Morris@tn.gov
Matthew Spinella Director of Work-Based Learning and Industry Engagement (615) 210-8412 Matthew.Spinella@tn.gov
Li-Zung Lin Data & Reporting Analyst (615) 532-1256 Li-Zung.Lin@tn.gov
Jamison Gross Operations Coordinator (615) 532-2848 Jamie.Gross@tn.gov
       
Wanda Harris Administrative Assistant (615) 532-9512 Wanda.Harris@tn.gov
Taylor Rayfield Coordinator of Family Resource Centers (615) 532-2828 Taylor.Rayfield@tn.gov
Cheryl Hyland Senior Director of Whole Child Strategy (615) 906-8049  Cheryl.Hyland@tn.gov 
Amber Huett-Garcia Senior Director, Whole Child Comprehensive Planning   amber.huett-garcia@tn.gov
Shayla Sanderson CSH State Coordinator (615) 968-3954 shayla.sanderson@tn.gov
Noel Blackmire Engagement and Communications Coordinator (615) 829-0260 Noel.M.Blackmire2@tn.gov
Melisa Fuhrmeister Data and Fiscal Coordinator (615) 708-3540 Melisa.Fuhrmeister@tn.gov
Lori Paisley Senior Director of Whole Child Physical Health (615) 854-2713 Lori.Paisley@tn.gov
Christine Rockwood CDC 2 Program Coordinator (615) 840-4481 Christine.Rockwood@tn.gov
Betsy Cashen CDC 1 Program Coordinator (615) 626-0353 Betsy.R.Cashen@tn.gov
Heather Piergies PE/PA Coordinator (615) 557-6075 Heather.M.Piergies@tn.gov
Mark Bloodworth Data and Fiscal Analyst (615) 806-0217 Mark.Bloodworth@tn.gov
Amanda Johnson School Nurse Coordinator (615) 767-6016 Amanda.Johnson@tn.gov
Elizabeth Davis Program Manager, TN AWARE    
Janet Watkins Project AWARE Coordinator (615) 478-4027 Janet.Watkins@tn.gov
David Donaldson Chief of Human Capital (615) 486-9053 David.Donaldson@tn.gov
Ben Gagne-Maynard Project Manager (615) 917-2817 Ben.Gagne-Maynard@tn.gov
Emily Hawthorne Director of Talent (615) 499-0039 Emily.Hawthorne@tn.gov
Naima Khandaker Chief of Staff for the Office of Human Capital (615) 917-0567 Naima.Khandaker@tn.gov
Jack Berk Project Manager--Leadership (615) 917-0775 Jack.Berk@tn.gov
       
Martha Moore Senior Director of Educator Effectiveness (615) 856-9306 Martha.Moore@tn.gov
Janelle Brown Educator Effectiveness Project Manager (615) 981-0302 Janelle.Brown@tn.gov
Courtney Rayburn Assistant Director of Educator Effectiveness (629) 203-2005 Courtney.Rayburn@tn.gov
Joy Coates Director of Data & Strategic Projects   Joy.Coates@tn.gov
Laura Stewart Senior Director of Human Resources (615) 532-6182 Laura.Stewart@tn.gov
Deanie White Assistant Director of Human Resources (615) 532-6188 Deanie.L.White@tn.gov
Deya Maldas Assistant Director of Talent Management (615) 837-5381 Deya.Maldas@tn.gov
Kandi Hall Benefits and Special Leave Coordinator (615) 770-1073 Kandi.J.Hall@tn.gov
John Mauney Human Resources Generalist (615) 532-3619 John.Mauney@tn.gov
Michael Deurlein Senior Director, Educator Licensure and Preparation (615) 651-1822 Michael.Deurlein@tn.gov
Annie Insana Senior Director of Educator Preparation (615) 613-1890 Annie.Insana@tn.gov
Eric Shaye Olmstead Director of Licensure & Operations (615) 519-5234 Eric.Olmstead@tn.gov
Ron Blaylock Educator Preparation Program Manager (615) 948-1523 Ron.Blaylock@tn.gov
Tiffany Dellard Communications Senior Project Manager (615) 806-2754 Tiffany.Dellard@tn.gov
Sophia Carter Licensure & Business Operations Specialist (615) 532-4885 Sophia.Carter@tn.gov
Kevin Fee Senior Licensure Specialist (615) 532-4885 Kevin.Fee@tn.gov
Becky Hethcote Licensure Specialist (615) 532-4885 Becky.Hethcote@tn.gov
Anne Zerda Licensure Specialist (615) 532-4885 Anne.Zerda@tn.gov
Donna Stone Licensure Specialist (615) 532-4885 Donna.Stone@tn.gov
Sharon Walker Senior Licensure Specialist (615) 532-4885 Sharon.Walker@tn.gov
Jennifer Nelson Director of Engagement and Partnerships (615) 767-1053 jennifer.p.nelson@tn.gov
Eve Carney Chief Districts and Schools Officer (615) 532-1245 Eve.Carney@tn.gov
Andrea Thorsbakken Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Districts & Schools (615) 917-1385 Andrea.Thorsbakken@tn.gov
Valerie Starks Administrative Support Coordinator (615) 879-2405 Valerie.Starks@tn.gov
Tina McNeal Administrative Assistant (615) 532-6219 Tina.McNeal@tn.gov
Shilpa Bhatt Administrative Assistant (615) 253-3309 Shilpa.Bhatt@tn.gov 
Joyce Dykes Administrative Assistant (615) 532-6275 Joyce.Dykes@tn.gov
Mary Elam Tennessee Public Charter School Commission Executive Administrative Assistant (615) 414-4873  Mary.Elam2@tn.gov
Lisa R. Settle Interim Superintendent (901) 440-3136 Lisa.Settle@tn-asd.org
Stephenie Washington Executive Assistant (901) 440-9735 SWashington@tnasd.org
Hope Soriano-McCrary Director of Communications & Engagement (615) 934-8691 hope.sorianomccrary@tnasd.org
Lindsey Osborne Chief of Talent Management & Special Projects (615) 788-9742 Lindsey.Osborne@tnasd.org
Brandon Mobley Director of Technology (901) 326-7707 BMobley@tnasd.org
Katrice Bullock Student Data Manager (901) 237-8543 KBullock@tnasd.org
Alethea Henry Chief of Instructional Support & Director of Science (901) 305-0085 Alethea.Henry@tnasd.org
Kiedra Anderson Science Specialist (901) 299-0953 Kiedra.Anderson@tnasd.org
Raven Hawes Director of Mathematics (901) 201-1044 Raven.Hawes@tnasd.org
Angela Brumfield Math Specialist (901) 201-0523 Angela.Brumfield@tnasd.org
JoQuita Sanders Director of Literacy (901) 482-1381 JSanders@tnasd.org
Vacant Literacy Specialist Vacant Vacant
Vacant Literacy Specialist Vacant Vacant
Yolanda Dandridge Chief of School Accountability & Compliance (901) 483-0452 Ythomas@tnasd.org
Vacant District Data Analyst/Test Coordinator Vacant Vacant
Yvonne Smith Special Education Specialist (901) 233-1158 Yvonne.Smith@tnasd.org
Charlotte Gholston Special Education Coordinator (901) 426-0124 Charlotte.Gholston@tnasd.org
Crystal McCaster School Psychology (901) 302-7939 Crystal.McCaster@tnasd.org
Michael Bates Chief of Schools & Student Support (901) 237-8543 Michael.Bates@tnasd.org
Lashaunda Terry Principal, Frayser-Corningstone Achievement Elementary School (901) 208-0426 lterry@tnasd.org
Tiffany Patterson Georgian Hill Achievement Elementary School (901) 232-4314 Tiffany.Patterson@tnasd.org
Vonda Beaty Whitney Achievement Elementary School TBD TBD
Vacant District Behavior Specialist Vacant Vacant
Vacant Family Engagement Specialist Vacant Vacant
Vacant CMO Behavior Specialist Vacant Vacant
Vacant Chief of Operations Vacant Vacant
Stephanie Ramsey Director of Operations (901) 484-2831 SRamsey@tnasd.org
Jacob Hardy Operations Manager (901) 378-2546 JHardy@tnasd.org
Vacant Director of Safety & Security Vacant Vacant
Sharon Smith Federal Programs Director (615) 981-0503 Sharon.D.Smith@tn.gov
Teri Manning-Euell Federal Programs Manager (901) 422-1749 Teri.ManningEuell@tn-asd.org 
Cassandra Anderson Federal Programs Manager (615) 238-1822  Cassandra.Anderson@tn.gov
Rose Johnson Federal Programs Coordinator (615) 498-2850 Rose.Johnson@tn.gov
Valencia Stone Pre-K Specialist (901) 330-7517 Valencia.Stone@tnasd.org
Vacant Equitable Services/Non-Public Specialist Vacant Vacant
Deborah Thompson Assistant Commissioner (615) 864-5162 Deborah.Thompson@tn.gov
Trish Kelly Data Coordinator (615) 770-1059 Trish.Kelly@tn.gov
Geneva Taylor Senior Director (629) 215-1576  Geneva.Taylor@tn.gov
Michael Gateley Director of Perkins Compliance (931) 349-7097 Michael.Gateley@tn.gov
Dakota Weatherford Compliance Coordinator (615) 418-0488 Dakota.F.Weatherford@tn.gov
Melissa Brown ePlan Coordinator (629) 395-4684  Melissa.Brown@tn.gov
Kate Smitheal Operations Coordinator (615) 289-6542 Kate.Smitheal@tn.gov
Scott Indermuehle IDEA Senior Director (615) 648-9048 Scott.Indermuehle@tn.gov
Laura Dunn IEP Program Manager (615) 961-1331 Laura.Dunn@tn.gov
Trudy Hughes Regional Director of IDEA Oversight (629) 395-4692 Trudy.Hughes@tn.gov
Melanie Lamberson East IDEA Coordinator (865) 323-2092 Melanie.B.Lamberson@tn.gov
John Stults Middle IDEA Coordinator (615) 740-7796 John.Stults@tn.gov
Michelle Mansfield West IDEA Coordinator (731) 225-3627 Janet.Mansfield@tn.gov  
Brinn Obermiller Senior Director of ESEA Oversight (615) 864-5045 Brinn.Obermiller@tn.gov
Danny Bounds Director of Equitable Services & Title II (615) 917-3465 Danny.Bounds@tn.gov
Jan Lanier Director of English Learner & Immigrant Programs (615) 337-8401 Jan.Lanier@tn.gov
Vacant English Learner & Immigrant Coordinator Vacant Vacant
Vanessa Waters Parent Engagement and McKinney-Vento Coordinator (615) 917-3750 Vanessa.Waters@tn.gov
Heather Farley Regional Director of ESEA Oversight (615) 881-4276 Heather.Farley@tn.gov
Henry LaFollette East ESEA Coordinator (615) 580-2038 Henry.LaFollette@tn.gov
Joann Runion Middle ESEA Coordinator (615) 878-1806 Joann.Runion@tn.gov
Lynn Dotson West ESEA Coordinator (615) 253-3786 Lynn.Dotson@tn.gov
Daniel Froemel Director of Non-Traditional Education Programs and Foster Care Point of Contact (615) 351-1208 Daniel.Froemel@tn.gov
Jackie Jacobson Middle NEP Coordinator (615) 390-4549 Jackie.Jacobson@tn.gov
Erin Christian West NEP Coordinator (901) 504-9627 Erin.Christian@tn.gov
Janell Wood Extended Learning Director (615) 290-3093 Janell.Wood@tn.gov
Don Sims Extended Learning Program Coordinator (615) 739-1778 Don.Sims@tn.gov
Mario Pennington Grants Program Coordinator (615) 571-0118 Mario.Pennington@tn.gov
Artina Fossett Fiscal Compliance Monitor (615) 741-0358 Artina.Fossett@tn.gov
Robin Copp Interim Assistant Commissioner & East Regional Director (615) 892-0042 Robin.Copp@tn.gov 
Latarchal Morton  School Improvement Support Coordinator  (615) 934-4965  Latarchal.Morton@tn.gov
Penny Tubbs Regional School Improvement Director (West) (901) 208-5257 Penny.Tubbs@tn.gov 
Linda Massenburg Regional School Improvement Director (Central) (678) 595-4641 Linda.Massenburg@tn.gov 
Linda Hayes Choice Coordinator (931) 446-8850 Linda.Hayes@tn.gov
Stephanie Ferrell Director of Nonpublic School Programs (615) 961-3363 Stephanie.Ferrell@tn.gov
Marisa Hunter IEA Program Specialist (615) 499-0497 Marisa.Hunter@tn.gov
Shelley Johnson IEA Special Projects Coordinator (629) 702-0410 Shelley.R.Johnson@tn.gov
Judy Spencer Director of Charter Schools (615) 664-9491 Judy.Spencer@tn.gov

Theresa Nicholls

Assistant Commissioner

(615) 347-1909

Theresa.Nicholls@tn.gov

Michael Holman

Executive Administative Assistant

(615) 770-1064

Michael.Holman@tn.gov

Crystal McCarver

Senior Director of Regional Engagement

(615) 532-6194

Crystal.McCarver@tn.gov

Dana Johnson

IDEA Specialist Northwest

(615) 478-2811

Dana.Johnson@tn.gov

Stanley Cook

IDEA Specialist Southwest

(615) 772-3253

Stanley.Cook@tn.gov

Anika Chambers

IDEA Specialist South Central

(615) 478-5128

Anika.Chambers@tn.gov

Martina Stump

IDEA Specialist Upper Cumberland

(615) 486-8029

Martina.Stump@tn.gov

Latrese Watson

IDEA Specialist Southeast

(615) 486-8022

Latrese.Watson@tn.gov

Rob Taylor

IDEA Specialist East/First

(615) 829-9465

Robert.Taylor@tn.gov

Kate Martin

Senior Director of Special Education

(615) 829-9331

Kate.B.Martin@tn.gov

Joanna Bivins

Director of School Psychology and Behavior Services

(615) 478-1268

Joanna.Bivins@tn.gov

Allison Gauld

Low-Incidence and Autism Coordinator

(615) 406-1839

Alison.Gauld@tn.gov

Angela Wegner

Intervention Specialist

(615) 854-0167

Angela.Wegner@tn.gov

Susan Usery

Speech/Language and Related Services Coordinator

(615) 428-8812

Susan.Usery@tn.gov

Gary Smith

Director of Early Childhood Special Education

(615) 332-4888

Gary.X.Smith@tn.gov

Sherry Walker

Early Childhood Special Education Instructional Specialist

(615) 920-0144

Sherry.Walker@tn.gov

Phara Williams

Regional Early Childhood Special Education Consultant West TN

(731) 343-3915

Phara.Williams@tn.gov

Dolly Gerregano

Regional Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Middle TN

(615) 761-6670

Dolly.Gerregano@tn.gov

Colleen VanDyke

Regional Early Childhood Special Education Consultant EastTN

(865) 210-6748

Colleen.Vandyke@tn.gov

Allison Davey

Senior Director of Strategic Supports

(615) 406-1839

Allison.Davey@tn.gov

Ruth Christopher

Content Curation and Vendor Management Support

(615) 532-9030

Ruth.Christopher@tn.gov

Zac Stone

Director of Data Services

(615) 532-9702

Zachary.Stone@tn.gov

Sheryn Ordway

Easy IEP Help Desk

(615) 253-4027

Sheryn.Ordway@tn.gov

Josh Mason Executive Director of the State Special Schools (615) 714-0600 Josh.Mason@tn.gov 
Kristen McKeever State Special Schools Operations Coordinator (615) 887-1109 Kristen.B.McKeever@tn.gov
Vicki Kirk Director of Schools, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf (615) 934-1834 v.kirk@tsdeaf.org
David Martin Director of Schools Tennessee School for the Blind (615) 830-5393 David.Martin@tsbtigers.org
Joe Miller Director of Schools, Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute (931) 494-2136 jmiller@york.k12.tn.us