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State Board Staff

State Board staff provides board members with critical support, resources, and counsel to ensure effective decision-making. To furnish board members with the most up-to-date information, staff members conduct ongoing policy research and analysis of public education issues including instruction, student assessment, and funding. You can find contact information for the State Board staff below.

Contact
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F
Phone: 615-741-2966
Fax: 615-741-0371

State Board of Education
1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243


Dr. Sara Heyburn Morrison | Executive Director | 615-741-2966 | Email

Vicki Dany | Executive Administrative Assistant | 615-532-3532 | Email

Ali Gaffey| Deputy Director of Charter Schools| 615-837-5142| Email

Casey Griffin | Executive Administrative Assistant | 615-741-2316 | Email

Nathan James | Director of Legislative and External Affairs | 615-532-3528 | Email

Brittani Kendrick | Staff Attorney | 615-741-4928 | Email

Hannah McCann | Staff Attorney| 615-253-2102 | Email

Dr. Katherine McEldoon | Deputy Director of Research | 615-253-2588 | Email

Amy Owen | Director of Policy and Research | 615-741-2966 | Email

Angie Sanders | Deputy Director of Policy and Accountability | 615-507-6979 | Email

Tess Stovall | Director of Charter Schools | 615-770-1190 | Email

Elizabeth Tullos | Strategic Communications Consultant | 615-741-0762 | Email