Upper Cumberland Educators Meet at Vol State Livingston

Upper Cumberland educators meet at Vol State at Livingston

Educators from across the Upper Cumberland gathered at Volunteer State Community College at Livingston for the Upper Cumberland Education Leaders (UCEL) annual meeting.

Representatives from Vol State, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Tennessee Tech, and directors of schools provided program updates and shared knowledge about current themes in education.

Tennessee Reconnect Act, Tennessee Promise, Dual Enrollment, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and secondary education graduation requirements were among the topics discussed.

The educators collaborate to ensure that their collective efforts provide outstanding educational services that promote the successful completion of academic programs for all students throughout the Upper Cumberland.


Editors:  A photo is attached of some of the educators who attended the UCEL meeting.  Photo ID – Front row from left from Vol State – Jerry Faulkner, president;  Yolanda Ellison, Off-Campus Sites and Dual Enrollment director;  Cynthia Horner, Dual Enrollment liaison;  Lori Richards, Vol State Cookeville director; and  TCAT Livingston Director Myra West.  Back row from left Dustin Rawls, Vol State recruiter/admissions advisor; Joe Barlow, director of Jackson County Schools; Michael Powell, Vol State Livingston director; Michael Torrence, Vol State assistant vice-president for Academic Affairs; Matt Eldridge, director of Clay County Schools; and Mark Winningham, director of Overton County Schools.

Information/Photo Provided by Sherry Gabelman