Press Release from the Office of Gov. Phil Bredesen, Oct. 6, 2010:
Commissioner Tim Webb announces Plans to Leave Department of Education
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced that Tim Webb, Commissioner of the Department of Education, is leaving the administration today after serving as Commissioner of the department since July, 2008. Webb joined the Tennessee Department of Education in 2003 after serving as Superintendent of Lewis County Schools.
Governor Bredesen has not named a replacement for Dr. Webb.
Statement from Commissioner Tim Webb:
“I appreciate the opportunity to have served Governor Bredesen and the state of Tennessee for nearly eight years. As I move on to the next phase of my career, I am pleased with what we’ve accomplished during my time in state government. Under the Governor’s leadership we’ve improved our state’s education system in meaningful ways that will transform K-12 education and benefit students, teachers, parents and employers for decades to come. I’m proud to have been a part of this historic time in education in Tennessee.”
Statement from Governor Phil Bredesen:
“I appreciate Commissioner Webb’s commitment to Tennessee’s teachers, students, principals and parents. He helped guide the Department of Education through some of the most sweeping improvements that have been made to our state’s education system in a generation. Under his guidance we’ve added greater accountability in our schools, modernized the K-12 funding formula, and implemented higher standards. Commissioner Webb also lead the team that helped Tennessee win the national Race to the Top competition. I appreciate his dedication to educating our children and wish him well in the future.”