Tennessee Education Report is a joint project of Zack Barnes, John Haubenreich, and Andy Spears.
Zack Barnes is a former legislative assistant and Capitol Hill Press Corps member. While a legislative assistant, he specifically covered all the education committees at the Tennessee General Assembly and all House floor sessions. He currently holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Ball State University where he was active in educational psychology research. His current research project on reading inferences will be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association’s annual conference in May. He is also published in the February issue of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Please follow Zack on twitter @Zbarnes.
John Haubenreich is an attorney and former Metro Nashville school board candidate. He taught high school English in Newark, NJ through Teach for America, and earned a Master’s of Education Policy from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. He wrote for several years as Nashville Jefferson, and continues to tweet at both @NashvilleJeff and @JohnHaubenreich.
Andy Spears owns the public policy consulting firm Spears Strategy which provides policy and advocacy consulting to school systems, non-profits, and parent groups. Spears holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration with an emphasis in education policy. Over the past 15 yeas, he has worked in public policy roles in state and local government in Kentucky and Tennessee. Follow @TheAndySpears for his take on politics and policy.