• Alliance for Educational Equity

    The KCS Alliance for Educational Equity Steering Committee is made up of members of the original DEO Task Force as well as other community, governmental and educational leaders. Its charge is to:

    • Review progress, discuss issues and refine efforts
    • Identify and include additional stakeholder perspectives and expertise to include Equity Teams
    • Evaluate outcomes and ensure public accountability and transparency
    • Regularly solicit input from the community, follow up on concerns and communicate frequently with Knox County Schools leadership to address issues


  • Alliance for Educational Equity Contact

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  • AEE Steering Committee

Tomma (Julia) Battle

Co-Chair, Parent Representative, Sarah Moore Greene and Austin-East Magnet

Rosa Mar

Co-Chair | Community Representative

Reverend "Sam" Brown

President, NAACP

Janice Cook

Director of School Culture, KCS

Stacy Eckard

Magistrate, Knox County Juvenile Court

Coral Getino

Interpreter, Knox County Juvenile Court

Del Holley

Juvenile Justice Team Leader, Knox County District Attorney

Raymond Jin

Farragut High Student / BOE Student Rep, KCS

Renee Kelly

Chief of Staff, KCS

Eric Lutton

Public Defender, 6th Judicial District

Quineka Moten

Parent Representative, Career Magnet Academy

Florence Ndiaye

Ombudsperson, KCS

Phyllis Nichols

President, Knox Area Urban League

Randy Nichols

Special Counsel, Knox County Sheriff's Office

Angela Patrick

Teacher, Belle Morris Elementary

Bob Thomas

Superintendent, KCS

Eve Thomas

Chief of Police, Knoxville Police Department

Rosalyn Tillman

Retired/Dean, Pellissippi State Community College

Daniel Watson

District 3 Board Member, Knox County Board of Education

Cindy White

Assistant Principal, Austin East Magnet High School

  • AEE Organizational Chart

  • Equity Teams


    Shannon Jackson, KCS Team Lead
    Rev. Sam Brown, Community Co-Chair
    Julie Thompson
    Phyllis Nicols
    Angela Patrick
    Rosalyn Tillman
    Raymond Jin
    Rev. Gordon Gibson


    Brian Hartsell, KCS Team Lead
    Patricia Hammer, Community Co-Chair
    Danny Trent
    Eric Lutton
    Florence Ndiaye
    Randy Nichols
    Eve Thomas
    Rev. Joe Maddox

    School Culture

    Janice Cook, KCS Team Lead
    Chrystal Armstrong Brown, Community Co-Chair
    Daniel Watson
    Megan Barolet-Fogerty
    Dr. Keith Bailey
    Rosa Mar
    Quineka Moten
    Del Holley


    Josh Flory, KCS Team Lead
    Liliana Burbano, Community Co-Chair
    Carly Harrington
    Stacy Eckard
    Patricia Robledo
    Courtney Shea
    Dewayne Emert


    Nathan Langlois, KCS Team Lead
    Ron McPherson, Community Co-Chair
    Scott Bolton
    Tomma Battle
    Cindy White
    Briana Hinton
    Lance McCold

    Student Supports (SPED and ELL)

    Sue Ownby, KCS Team Lead
    Inna Slisher, KCS Team Lead
    Tim Buss, Community Co-Chair
    Jason Myers
    Coral Getino
    Amanda Parker
    Todd Shelton
    Valerie Biberdorf