The State Board of Education is composed of nine members—one from each of Tennessee's congressional districts, plus a student member. Dr. Sara Heyburn Morrison serves as Executive Director of the Board. All members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. Board members serve a five-year term; the student member serves a one-year term. The Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Mike Krause, is an ex- officio, nonvoting member.
Please click on the congressional district below for the email and bio of each board member.
Mr. B. Fielding Rolston, Chairman
Mr. Mike Edwards
Ms. Allison Chancey
Mr. Gordon Ferguson
Ms. Elissa Kim
Ms. Lillian Hartgrove, Vice Chair
Ms. Wendy Tucker, Esq.
Mr. Lang Wiseman, Esq.
Mr. Darrell Cobbins
Student Member - Mr. Haden Bawcum
Senior at Riverside High School in Decatur County, TN
Mr. Mike Krause
Tennessee Higher EducationCommission
Ex-officio, non voting member
Contact: Parkway Towers, Suite 1900, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243