Mrs. Tucker was appointed in 2014 and will serve through 2019 on the Board. She holds a B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University as well as a J.D. from Tulane Law School. She has more than 20 years of courtroom experience. She is the co-CEO for Project Renaissance, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of Nashville students in high performing public schools, and she also serves as an adjunct professor of Law at Vanderbilt School of Law, where she teaches Trial Advocacy. She previously acted as Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s senior advisor on education. Prior to joining Mayor Dean’s administration, Wendy co-created the Special Education Advocacy Center (SEAC) of Tennessee, a nonprofit that helps students with disabilities in Middle Tennessee obtain the services they need in their public schools. Wendy is the mother of two daughters who both attend Williamson County schools.
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