Advocating for TN Teachers & Literacy

The 2021 State of Education in Tennessee report, “Renewing our Pledge,” identified key concerns about literacy teaching and learning in our state. Schools and teachers need support to create meaningful improvement in students’ literacy achievement. Join me as I advocate for 1.) a better approach to teaching reading; and 2.) required, systematic teacher professional development on evidence-based practices for teaching reading.


Dear Legislator Outreach to Politicians



  • Responses will be posted as they are received.
Teacher Survey Gathering Teacher Input

  • Survey (Actual survey link will not be posted here to prevent random responses. Link is sent to school districts to disseminate to K-3 teachers.)
  • Results will be posted by December 18, 2021

  • Waiting for approvals from school districts
  • Approval received from Hawkins Co. schools
Meetings School Board Meetings

  • Johnson City: Januray 11, 2022, 7 p.m.
  • Washington Co.: January 6, 2022, 5:30 p.m., 405 W College Street, Jonesborough
  • Elizabethton City: December 16, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mack Pierce Board Room (804 S. Watauga Ave.).
  • Kingsport City: December 14, 2021, 6 p.m., Tennessee Room (3rd floor), KCS Admin. Support Center (400 Clinchfield St.)


  • Presentation will be uploaded by January 3rd, 2022


  • Responses will be posted as they are received.
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