Dr. Atkins Appointed to Key State Position
May 12, 2004 - Dr. Michele Atkins, Director of Graduate Studies in Education, was recently appointed by Governor Bredesen to a five-year term on the State Textbook Commission. The function of this agency is to compile a list of approved textbooks for use in Tennessee’s public schools. In addition, they oversee the operations and set policies related to the adoption of textbooks. The Commission is comprised of Dr. Lana Sievers, Commissioner of Education, two superintendents, two principals, and three laypersons from across the state. Dr. Atkins serves as the layperson for West Tennessee.