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Governor Lee Presented with National Charter Champion Award at Annual Tennessee Charter Schools Conference

WHEN: Friday, November 15th, 2019 6:30 pm

WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel Downtown 315 4th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219

WHO: Governor Bill Lee Dr. Maya Bugg, CEO Tennessee Charter School Center State and Local Education Leaders/ Presenters

DETAILS: Governor Lee will be presented with the 2019 Champion for Charters Award, a national recognition bestowed annually on local, state, and federal policymakers who are making a difference for students by supporting high-quality public charter schools. Governor Lee will be presented the award during this year’s annual Tennessee Charter School Center Conference, State of Tennessee’s professional development conference convening education leaders from Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. TCSC CEO Dr. Maya Bugg said “It is my honor to present Governor Lee with this award. Tennessee is privileged to have a National Charter School Champion leading our state. We have over 115 charter schools across the state serving almost 40,000 students; these public charter schools are continually meeting or exceeding state academic standards. We are thankful our Governor is committed to our vision of providing all of Tennessee’s students with access to a high-quality education.” During the conference, TCSC will also be presenting the 2019 State Charter Champion Awards recognizing the leadership and commitment of five to be announced honorees in the following categories: Policy Champion of the Year, School of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Community Service Project of the Year. ABOUT THE TENNESSEE CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER As the State’s primary charter school support organization, the Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC) is leading the movement for effective policy, excellent schools, quality operators and informed communities. We are driven by our mission to serve students and families, advocate for the conditions and resources that facilitate quality, and represent a coalition of schools that are committed to the values of equity, diversity, collaboration, integrity, and excellence we stand for. Our vision is for all students in Tennessee to have access to a high quality public education. Learn more at www.tnchartercenter.org.