No matter who your district hires---whether from within or bringing in an experienced educator from outside---give that new leader a chance.
The choice of Commissioner of Education will assume the overwhelming burden of ensuring that every child in Tennessee graduates from high school prepared for college or the workforce. The success or failure, of the next Commissioner of Education will largely determine the success or failure of the next Governor. It will be a difficult job to fill and it may be a job that nobody wants.
School boards represent the public’s voice in public education.