NASHVILLE -- Monday evening, House members voted unanimously to support passage of House Joint Resolution 716 sponsored by State Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon).
The measure confirms Cannon County resident and West Side principal Karen King's appointment to the State Textbook & Instructional Materials Quality Commission. It is comprised of one member from each of the state's grand divisions -- usually a school's principal.
Members receive appointments to serve on the commission from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. King was selected to represent the Middle Tennessee Division; her term runs from January 18, 2018 through December 31, 2020.
King is serving in her tenth year as a principal in the Cannon County school system. In recent years, she has worked closely with the Tennessee Department of Education as a leadership coach. Additionally, King has served as the statewide chair of the Tennessee Principal Study Council between 2015-2017 and also led her school to Reward status in both achievement and growth. She was also one of nine regional finalists for the 2013 Tennessee Principal of the Year award.
"It is an honor for me to support Karen King's efforts as she works to improve the quality of course materials used to educate our students," said Representative Boyd. "Her knowledge, leadership, and experience will serve the commission well, and I know she will be a valuable resource for our entire state."
For more information about House Joint Resolution 716, please click here.
Clark Boyd serves as a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Boyd lives in Lebanon and represents House District 46, which includes Cannon, and part of Wilson and Dekalb Counties. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Clark.Boyd@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7086.