TEAM Coaches

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TEAM coaches work primarily to support schools and districts in strengthening and developing a better understanding of the TEAM evaluation rubric and process. Regional TEAM coaches can provide guidance and support in the following areas:

  1. Implementing student growth portfolio models and Early Learning Model practices (ELM)
  2. Identifying and implementing the most impactful evidence-based strategies aligned to district-level needs regarding evaluation implementation
  3. Managing teacher and administrator evaluation processes

Please continue to reach out to your regional TEAM coach for support that best meets the needs of your teachers and instructional leaders.

First TN: Tammie Davis

Tammie Davis, a lifelong resident of Kingsport Tennessee, earned her B.S.  in music education from Tennessee Tech in 1983 and her M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy analysis from East Tennessee State University in 1992. She retired from Kingsport City Schools in June 2015 after 32 years of service as a middle school orchestra and choir director, elementary principal, elementary supervisor, and chief human resources officer. Contact Tammie at Tammie.Davis@tn.gov.

East TN: Melanie Harb

Melanie Harb has thirty-two years of experience in education. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in elementary education (1-9) in 1985 and then received her master’s degree in administration from Lincoln Memorial University in 1993. Past educational roles have included classroom teacher, assistant principal, administrative assistant, and principal. Contact Melanie at Melanie.Harb@tn.gov.

Southeast: Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery has almost 24 years of teaching and instructional coaching experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1992 and her Master of Science degree in education from Tusculum College in 1997. She earned an endorsement in elementary education K-8 from Lee University in 2005. Prior to the TEAM coach role, she served as a pre-K-8 instructional coach and certified evaluator. Contact Lisa at Lisa.Montgomery@tn.gov.

Upper Cumberland: Valeria Voiles

Valeria Voiles has almost 26 years of teaching and administrative experience in Tennessee schools. Prior to the TEAM coach role, she served as an English language arts teacher and coordinator of instruction (9-12) at the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute in Fentress County. She holds a B.S. in education and a M.S. in informational science from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. She earned a M.S. and Educational Specialist degree in instructional leadership from Tennessee Tech. Contact Valeria at Valeria.Voiles@tn.gov.

Mid Cumberland: Jacque Scarbrough

Prior to her role as TEAM coach, Dr. Jacque Scarbrough served in Sumner County Schools as the Teacher Center supervisor. In that role, Jacque worked with teachers and administrators to develop, administer, and monitor professional learning. She also facilitated continuous school and district improvement through school and district strategic plans/ePlans and supervised the district’s PACE facilitators, providing observation support for district principals. Jacque brings 32 years of experience as a Tennessee educator with 14 years as a classroom teacher, 10 years as a library media specialist, two years as an instructional coach, and six years as a district administrator. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, has a coaching certificate from Lipscomb University, and received her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Union University in 2014. Contact Jacque at Jacque.Scarbrough@tn.gov.

South Central: Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan served as TEAM coach in the Southeast region for the past three years. Prior to his work there, he served as an administrator and classroom teacher in numerous districts across Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Scott earned his Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. He also earned his endorsement in educational leadership through Lipscomb University. Contact Scott at Scott.Duncan@tn.gov.

Northwest: Dr. Wanda Small

Dr. Wanda Small spent 16 years in her hometown school district, Henderson County Schools in West Tennessee, serving as principal and elementary supervisor the last eight years. She holds a B.S. from Bethel University, a M.Ed. from Freed-Hardeman, an Ed.S. from Union University in curriculum and supervision, and an Ed.D. from Union University in instructional leadership. Contact Wanda at Wanda.Small@tn.gov.

Southwest: Tracy Riddle

Tracy Riddle spent two decades as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal in her hometown school district, Haywood County Schools in West Tennessee. Riddle holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Union University, as well as a Master of Education degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Contact Tracy at Tracy.Riddle@tn.gov.