Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation partner named new Commissioner of Department of Education
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Dr. Candice McQueen, a teacher and dean at Lipscomb University in Nashville, will join his cabinet as Commissioner of the Department of Education. McQueen, 40, currently serves on Lipscomb University’s executive leadership team as senior vice president, and as dean she oversees the College of Education as well as the 1,300 pre-k through 12th grade students in three schools at Lipscomb Academy.
Since 2012, McQueen has partnered with The Ayers Foundation initiating The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb University, which focuses on supporting higher academic standards, embedded professional learning and new approaches to leadership training and support.
“I have spent most of my career focused on developing and supporting educators to help our students succeed, and I look forward to bringing that experience and perspective to the important work of leading the Department of Education,” McQueen said.
The Ayers Foundation is proud to congratulate Candice McQueen on her new position, and look forward to seeing her continued dedication to Tennessee’s children making a difference.
For more information on Candace McQueen and her new appointment, please visit the following link HERE.
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Posted by admin on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 @ 5:42PM
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