Contact Information

TDOE Organization Chart
Cabinet Contact Information

Commissioner of Education Lizzette Reynolds:

Deputy Commissioner of Operations Sam Pearcy:

General Counsel Christy Ballard:

Chief Academic Officer Kristy Brown:

Chief Operating Officer Shannon Gordon:

Department Contact Information

Tennessee Department of Education Main Phone Line: (615) 741-5158

Academic Standards Adoption: (615) 741-2966


Charter School Information:

College, Career and Technical Education:

Data Requests and Inquiries:

District and School Accountability:

Duplicate Diploma and Education Verification Requests: (615) 741-2921

Finance: (615) 741-2095

GED transcripts or copy of GED diploma: (855) 876-3774 or

Home School Information: (865) 978-4854 or

Legal: (615) 741-2921


Media Inquiries:

Private School Information: (865) 253-0901  or


Special Populations:

State Report Card:

Teacher and Leader Evaluation: (615) 856-9306 or

Educator Licensure:

TCRS (Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System):  (800) 922-7772

THEC (Tennessee Higher Education Commission):  (615) 741-3605

TSAC (Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation): (615) 741-1346

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