Haslam, Harwell, Ramsey appoint education standards review panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

Haslam appointed Sharen Cypress, dean of education at Freed-Hardeman University; Tracy Franklin, principal at Steekee Elementary School in Loudon; Amy Gullion, instructional coach at Smyrna Elementary School; and Doug Hungate, academic director at Cheatham County Central High School.

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey selected former Early Reading First director Shirley Curry of Waynesboro, teacher Darcie Finch of Nashville and Kingsport Schools Superintendent Lyle Ailshie.

House Speaker Beth Harwell’s appointments are Cathy Kolb, a special educator at Moore Magnet STEM Elementary in Clarksville; Shannon Duncan, assistant principal at Tullahoma High School; and David Pickler, former chairman of the Shelby County Board of Education from Germantown.

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