Bright Futures for Every Child, Every nation

THE TENNESSEE
ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
OUR BOARD MEMBERS

President: Kathryn Sharp

sharplk@etsu.edu


Immediate Past President: Jane Lim 

Jane.Lim@mtsu.edu


Vice President: 


‚ÄčTreasurer: Kathleen Burriss 
Kathleen.Burriss@mtsu.edu


Secretary: Sheila Watkins

saw6b@mtmail.mtsu.edu


Members at Large (1): Shelly Counsell 

slcnsell@memphis.edu


Members at Large (2): Brian Wright 

blwrght1@memphis.edu





Please contact us for more information on how to become a member. 
Every child in every nation will have access to a quality education. This education will prepare children to become responsible and engaged citizens and ready them for life in a changing world.


Our Vision

OUR PURPOSE 

The purpose of the organization internationally shall be:


  • To promote the inherent rights, education and well-being of all children in home, school, and community

  • To work for desirable conditions, programs, and practices for children from infancy through early adolescence 

  • To bring into active cooperation all individuals and groups concerned with children 

  • To raise the standard of preparations for all of those actively involved with the care and development of children 

  • To encourage continuous professional growth of educators 

  • To focus the attention of the public on the rights and needs of children and the ways in which various programs must be adjusted to fit those rights and needs  

To achieve these purposes, TACEI is guided by a dynamic philosophy which is flexible and responsive to human needs in a changing society. 



OUR BELIEFS

TACEI, as an independent 501(c) chapter of ACEI, delivers its humanitarian mission based on a platform of four core beliefs: 


Uniqueness

We believe each child possesses a unique set of gifts and talents. Educators and others invested in the education of children should value each child as a unique and special individual.


Universality

We believe that there are key principles that join our world together through the common bonds of human dignity and respect. All those concerned with the education of children should uphold these universal principles.


Quality

We believe that educational experiences are enhanced by instructional strategies and learning environments that offer the very best opportunities for children's learning within the context of the nation, community, city, town or village in which children live.


Equality

We believe all children should be educated in environments of fairness where there is freedom from bias or favoritism and where access to, and participation in, educational experiences are the cornerstone of the home, school and community.