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Tennessee Public Charter Schools Commission

The State of Tennessee Public Charter Schools Commission is the state-level, independent charter school authorizing Board that seeks to improve public education by authorizing high-quality charter schools. A priority of the Commission will be to ensure high-quality school choice options for Tennessee families.


Name                Grand Division    Term Length
Terence Patterson West 5 yrs.
Chris Richards West 4 yrs.
Derwin Sisnett West 3 yrs.
Dave Hanson Middle 3 yrs.
Wendy Tucker Middle 4 yrs.
Tom Griscom East 4 yrs.
Alan Levine East 3 yrs.
Eddie Smith East 5 yrs

Charter Commission Committees

Business Operations Committee

Chair: Tom Griscom

Member(s): Eddie Smith and Derwin Sisnett

Governance Committee

Chair: Alan Levine

Member(s): Chris Richards

Rules and Policy Committee

Chair: Terence Patterson

Member(s): David Hanson and Wendy Tucker

Accessing Public Records


Please note the public records requests email address has a period in it. The address in the public records policy currently has a clerical error which will be updated.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Public Rulemaking Hearing | July 10, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. CT


Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Appeals Rules

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here. When it is time to join the meeting, attendees can join via one of the following options:

1.      Click link to join via WebEx application on computer or smart phone (you may need to download the WebEx application): WebEx Meeting Link

2.       Call-in (audio only): (415) 655-0003; Password: 610 530 624

Charter Commission Board Meeting | July 22, 2020 | 9-11 a.m. CT

Tel: 415-655-0003
Access code: 161 646 1413