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Board Members

The State Board of Education is composed of 11 members—one from each of Tennessee's nine congressional districts, plus a student member and the executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting 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.


Mr. Nicholas Darnell

District 1

Mr. Mike Edwards

District 2

Mr. Bob Eby

District 3

Mr. Gordon Ferguson

Vice Chair District 4

Ms. Elissa Kim

District 5

Mrs. Lillian Hartgrove

Chair District 6

Mrs. Wendy Tucker, Esq.

District 7

Vacant

District 8

Mr. Darrell Cobbins

District 9

Mr. Haden Bawcum

Senior at Riverside HS, Decatur County, TN Student Member

Mr. Mike Krause

Executive Director Tennessee Higher Education Commission


Find My Board Member

Use the interactive map below to identify, contact, and learn more about the board member representing your district.