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Office Name Phone
Commissioner Kevin S. Huffman (615) 741-5158
Deputy Commissioner Kathleen Airhart (615) 741-5158
Chief of Staff Hanseul Kang (615) 532-3313
State Board of Education Gary Nixon, Executive Director (615) 741-2966
Achievement School District Chris Barbic, Superintendent (615) 741-5158
Data and Research Erin O’Hara, Assistant Commissioner (615) 253-8854
Policy and Legislation Stephen M. Smith, Assistant Commissioner (615) 741-1111
Curriculum and Instruction Emily Barton, Assistant Commissioner (615) 741-8837
Career and Technical Education Danielle Mezera, Assistant Commissioner (615) 253-2114
Information Technology Richard Charlesworth, Chief Information Officer (615) 741-3261
Finance and Budget Chris Foley, Chief Financial Officer (615) 253-4252
Teachers and Leaders Sara Heyburn, Assistant Commissioner (615) 253-8856
Special Populations Joey Hassell, Assistant Commissioner (615) 253-2112
State Operations Mike Herrmann, Executive Director (615) 741-8468
Legal Services Christy Ballard, General Counsel (615) 741-2921
Office of Civil Rights Peachie Jones, Director (615) 253-1550
Human Resources Vickie Hall, Director (615) 532-6176
First to the Top Meghan Curran, Director (615) 532-0611
Communications Kelli Gauthier, Director (615).532-7817
Teacher Licensing Haliday Douglas, Director (615) 532-4885
Federal Programs Debbie Owens, Director (615) 532-6245
School Nutrition Services Sarah White, Director (615) 532-4715
Coordinated School Health Rebecca Johns-Wommack, Executive Director (615) 253-4747
Centers of Regional Excellence Ken Green, Chief District Support Officer (865) 228-9522
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