About Tennessee

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2015

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Johnson University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Maryville College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Milligan College
  • South College
  • Tennessee State
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • Belmont University
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • CEEDAR Cross-State Convening 2023

Tennessee Goals

CEEDAR TN is focused on:

  • addressing teacher shortages with efforts to increase enrollment in EPPs and differentiating mentor support to impact teacher retention
  • creating an infrastructure to support communication of inclusive practices between EPPs and LEAs, focused on school administrators
  • reviewing licensure to make recommendations to ensure all qualified teachers can access the classroom

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Tennessee? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDAR/UFMeg Kammanmkamman@coe.ufl.edu
CEEDAR/UFJennifer Greerjgreer@coe.ufl.edu
CEEDAR, AIRTaisha Manigat-Webbt.manigat@air.org
Tennessee Department of EducationJennifer Nelsonjennifer.p.nelson@tn.gov
Belmont University Annie Insanaannie.insana@belmont.edu
Carson-Newman Byron Bookerbbooker@cn.edu
Freed-Hardeman UniversitySharen Cypressscypress@fhu.edu
Johnson UniversityMissy Drinnonmdrinnon@johnsonu.edu
Lincoln-Memorial UniversityKaren Fosterkaren.foster02@lmunet.edu
Maryville CollegeCynthia Gardnercynthia.gardner@maryvillecollege.edu
Milligan University Tara CoscoTTCosco@milligan.edu
South CollegeMichelle Barnettmengland@south.edu
Tennessee StateUrLeaka NewsomeUnewsome@tnstate.edu
Tennessee Tech UniversityAmy Callenderamycallender@tntech.edu
University of Memphis Will Hunterwchunter@memphis.edu
University of Tennessee KnoxvilleDavid Cihakdcihak@utk.edu
Vanderbilt UniversityKim Paulsenkim.paulsen@vanderbilt.edu