NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee State Board of Education has announced that Sara Heyburn will succeed Gary Nixon as executive director of the policymaking panel.
Nixon is retiring at the end of the year.
Heyburn has been an assistant commissioner in the state Education Department since 2011, where she has led efforts to improve effectiveness of teachers and administrators.
She previously worked as an education policy adviser for the state and as an analyst at Vanderbilt University's National Center on Performance Incentives.
The State Board of Education often takes a central role in controversial issues like charter school authorization and disputes over textbook content.
Heyburn will assume her new role early next year.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen is introducing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
A type of tree used to make paper products is in demand, and if you're willing to donate your land you could make some money.
A celebratory first pitch went astray, causing social media to light up.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files