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Tennessee Teacher Advisory Council

The Tennessee Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) is comprised of exceptional educators from across the state who serve the department for one year as leaders, ambassadors, advisors, and champions. Over the course of the service year, TAC members meet monthly as a group to provide feedback on department initiatives, policies, and resources.

Membership

Educators are identified for the TAC from Tennessee’s educator recognition program awardees. Each year, the TAC is comprised of 12-20 educators representing a diverse range of grade levels, subject areas, and experience.

Vision

The Tennessee Teacher Advisory Council aims to provide opportunities for exceptional educators to exercise their leadership skills and expand their influence while remaining in the classroom.

2021-22 Members

Name School District Grade Level Subject Area

Brianne Matheney

Chester County High School

Chester County Schools

10

English II and Honors English II

Daniel Warner

East High School

Shelby County Schools

10-12

AP U.S. History, U.S. History

Danielle Johnson

Sharon School

Weakley County Schools

2

All Subjects

Elizabeth Evans

Grand Oaks Elementary School

Anderson County Schools

4

English Language Arts and Social Studies

Erin Blalock

Warren County High School

Warren County Schools

10-12

Medical Therapeutics, Clinical Internship

Hannah Hopper

Fairview-Marguerite Elementary School

Hamblen County Schools

1-5

ESL/ELL

John Frizzell

Riverdale Elementary School

Germantown Municipal School District

8

Social Studies (8th American History)

Kami Lunsford

Karns Middle School

Knox County Schools

6-8

Chorus/Vocal Music

Laura Boyd

Poplar Grove Middle School

Franklin Special School District

5-8

Spanish

Lauryn England

Fall-Hamilton Elementary School

Metro Nashville Public Schools

2

All Subjects

Morgan Rankin

South Side School

Johnson City Schools

2

All Subjects

Robyn Olson

Richland School

Giles County Schools

9-12

English II (10th grade), Creative Writing, and Theatre Arts I-IV

Sheron Smith

Arnold Memorial Elementary School

Cleveland City Schools

2

All Subjects

Meghan Vigil

Smyrna Middle School

Rutherford County Schools

6-8

ESL/ELL