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New State Board of Education Member to Visit Hamblen County Officials and Students

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 01:24pm

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Elizabeth Tullos           
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New State Board of Education Member to Visit Hamblen County Officials and Students

WHO: State Board of Education member Mr. Nick Darnell, superintendent Dr. Jeff Perry, and County Mayor Mr. Bill Brittain
WHAT: Education panel discussion with Hamblen County officials and students
WHERE: Hamblen County Board of Education, Heritage Room
WHEN: August 15, 2018, 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Nick Darnell will meet with Hamblen County Mayor Mr. Bill Brittain, district superintendent Dr. Jeff Perry, Hamblen County Board of Education chair Dr. Joe Gibson, and West High School principal Dr. Jeff Kinsler for an education panel discussion on workforce readiness, curriculum work, and local governance at the Hamblen County Board of Education at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Mr. Darnell, the only classroom teacher currently serving on the State Board of Education, represents Tennessee’s First Congressional district and teaches seventh and eighth grade American government and history at East Ridge Middle School.

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The State Board of Education is the governing and policy-making body for Tennessee’s PreK-12 public education system. Its work touches all facets of education from accountability and evaluation to standards and teacher education. The SBE is comprised of 11 members representing the diversity of the state —  one from each congressional district, plus a student member, and the executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission who serves as a non-voting ex officio member. Board members are unpaid Governor’s appointees, confirmed by the General Assembly, and serve five year terms.