TEAM Coaches



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:

  • implementing student growth portfolio models and Early Learning Model practices (ELM)
  • identifying and implementing the most impactful evidence-based strategies aligned to district-level needs regarding evaluation implementation, and
  • 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

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

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

Mid Cumberland:

Dr. Trudy Day


Dr. Trudy Day is a native of Nashville, Tennessee with family roots in Middle Tennessee. She holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in history, a M.S. from Tennessee State University in counseling and psychology, and an Ed.D. from the University of Louisville in educational leadership. Dr. Day has served public schools as a teacher in grades 5-12, an assistant principal, a guidance counselor, a principal, a university assistant dean, and a director of new teacher development. Contact Trudy at


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