Kevin Huffman

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Kevin Huffman
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Tennessee Commissioner of Education
Former officeholder
In office
April 2011 - November 2014
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$211,408
Elections and appointments
AppointedApril 2011
Appointed byGovernor of Tennessee
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSwarthmore College (1992)
J.D.New York University School of Law (1998)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Kevin Huffman is the former Tennessee Commissioner of Education. He was first appointed to the position in April 2011 by Governor Bill Haslam.[1] Huffman submitted his resignation to Haslam in November 2014, giving way to Candice McQueen in January 2015.[2]

Biography

Huffman spent nearly two decades working with public education systems as a teacher, lawyer, non-profit executive and non-profit board member.[1] Huffman began his education career as a first and second grade bilingual teacher in the Houston Independent School District, teaching students in English and Spanish.[1]

Education

  • B.A., English literature, Swarthmore College (1992)
  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1998)[1]

Political career

Tennessee Commissioner of Education (2011-2014)

Huffman was appointed to the position in April 2011 by Governor Bill Haslam.[1] He served until his resignation in November 2014.[2]

Appointments

2011

Huffman was appointed as the Tennessee Commissioner of Education in April 2011 by Governor Bill Haslam.[1]

Personal

Huffman has two children with his ex-wife, Michelle Rhee. Rhee, the former Washington D.C. schools chancellor, is the founder of StudentsFirst, a non-profit focused on education reform.[3]

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Preceded by
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Tennessee Commissioner of Education
2011-2014
Succeeded by
Candice McQueen