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Advocacy and Collaborations: Working Together to be a Voice for the Profession

Wednesday, November 14, 2018,

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  • Location: Wyatt Center • 1930 South Dr • Nashville, TN 37212
  • Room: Rotunda

Peabody College will be hosting a discussion on November 14 to initiate conversation around best practices for educators when working with policymakers. The main topic will be the relationship between educators and policymakers and pathways for each party to obtain and provide views on educational issues. Catherine McTamaney, lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Peabody’s Department of Teaching and Learning will moderate the event.

Guests include:

  • Paul Fleming, Assistant Commissioner of Teachers and Leaders, Tennessee Department of Education
  • Jayme Place Simmons, Special Assistant for Strategy and Policy Director for Governor Bill Haslam
  • Amy Owen, Director of Policy and Research, TN State Board of Education
  • Erin O’Hara, Executive Director, TN Education Research Alliance
  • Mary Herndon, Special Education teacher at Gene Brown Elementary, Peabody Alum
  • Laura Bantle, Special Education teacher at Kipp Academy, Peabody Alum
  • Cicely Woodard, Math teacher at Freedom Middle School, Peabody Alum
  • Alyssa Smith, 3rd grade teacher at Clovercroft Elementary, Peabody Alum
  • Hannah Strickland, 4th grade teacher at Charlotte Park Elementary, Peabody Alum