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Individualized Education Account Program Advisory Group

In September 2015, the Tennessee Department of Education formed an advisory group of external stakeholders for the Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program. The purpose of this group is two-fold:

  1. for the department to share with external stakeholders implementation information for the IEA Program, and
  2. for external stakeholders (members of this group) to provide feedback to the department.

Current Membership

Name Title Organization
Sherry Wilds Senior Disability Rights Attorney Disability Rights Tennessee
Beth Farrar Supervisor, Special Populations Department Franklin Special School District
Carrie Guiden Executive Director The Arc of Tennessee
Ben Torres Director of Government Relations and Policy Services Tennessee School Boards Association
Celia S. Moore Director, Department of Exceptional Children Shelby County Schools
Chip Fair SPED Staff Development, Special Programs, and IDEIA Compliance Specialist Rutherford County Schools
Debra Moody State Representative Tennessee General Assembly
Dolores Gresham Chair, Senate Education Committee Tennessee General Assembly
Dr. Sara Morrison Executive Director  State Board of Education
Dr. Dale Lynch Executive Director Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
Karen Harrison Executive Director STEP-TN
Kayren Craighead Special Education Coordinator Sumner County Schools
Julie Curtis IEA Account Holder IEA Account Holder
Cale Horne IEA Account Holder IEA Account Holder
Elizabeth Fiveash Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Legislative Affairs Tennessee Department of Education
Dr. Myles Hebrard Supervisor of Special Education Oak Ridge Schools
Blair Powers 
Gateway Academy Learning Lab Brentwood 


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781