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Former TFA Staffer Named Tenn. Ed. Commissioner

Former Teach For America executive vice president for public affairs Kevin Huffman was today named the new commissioner of education in Tennessee, according to a press release from the state's governor, Bill Haslam.

The one-time Mr. Michelle Rhee served at TFA in several positions. He's an alumnus of the program and served as a bilingual teacher in first and second grades. And, he's the first TFA graduate to become a state superintendent.

As commissioner, Huffman will help implement the state's $500 million winning Race to the Top bid, including its new teacher-evaluation system.

TFA has about 250 teachers in Tennessee.

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