Jared oversees support for successful implementation of Tennessee’s sweeping reforms focused on preparing students for success beyond high school, specifically through Tennessee’s Common Core State Standards. Before joining SCORE, Jared was Supervising Principal of Copper Basin Schools in Polk County, Tennessee. He taught elementary language arts and middle school science. Jared serves on Tennessee’s Common Core Leadership Council, and he is the former Executive Director of the Tennessee Rural Education Association, of which he is a current board member. Jared is a graduate of Lee University and went on to receive a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Liberty University.