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Governor's Advisory Council for Alternative Education

Governor's Advisory Council for Alternative Education Members
Name Position
Kay Davenport Chair Person
Kecia Ray Vice-Chair Person
Lisa Woods Secretary
Karen Ball Council Member
Bryan Douglas Council Member
Kari Glasgow Council Member
Evie Newcomb Council Member
Renea Jones-Rodgers Council Member
Carol Ann Woods Council Member
TBD Board Member
Lori Paisley Executive Secretary

The Governor's Advisory Council for Alternative Education is comprised of 10 members including parents of children attending an alternative school or who have attended, teachers, principals, members of local boards of education, community representatives, and a member of the Tennessee Alternative Educators Association.  Appointments are made by the Governor for a term of 3 years. 

The Advisory Council is charged to do the following:

  • Consider any issue, problem or matter related to alternative education presented to it by the Governor, the Commissioner, or the State Board of Education, and give advice thereon.
  • Study proposed plans for alternative education programs or curricula to determine if the plans or curricula should be adopted.
  • Study alternative education programs or curricula implemented in Tennessee school systems to determine the effectiveness of the programs or curricula, and alternative education programs or curricula implemented in other states to determine if the programs or curricula should be adopted in Tennessee schools.
  • Consider rules of governance of alternative schools and make recommendations concerning rules of governance.
  • Make an annual report to the Governor, the education committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Education on the state of alternative education in Tennessee. The report shall be submitted prior to February 1 each year.

By Lawsdownload pdf file  Annual Alternative Education Survey (09-10)download Word file