Apply to serve on the Civic Education & Engagement Advisory Committee

Civic Education & Engagement Advisory Committee

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is accepting applications from licensed K-12 teachers who are interested in serving on the Civic Education and Engagement Advisory Committee. Three positions are available on the committee.

The committee works with the department’s civic engagement coordinator to advise the office on civic engagement programs and initiatives for students and teachers. In addition, this committee will work to develop lesson plans and curriculum that align with Tennessee standards to incorporate civic engagement throughout the K-12 education experience.


  1. Resident of the State of Tennessee.
  2. Teach social studies, with experience in teaching in government and civics at the high school level or included in social studies classes at the elementary and middle school levels.
  3. Licensed teacher in a public, private, or parochial school located in Tennessee.
  4. Minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  5. Committed to civics education and to completing education materials decided on by the committee.
  6. Must attend scheduled meetings of the committee in Nashville, including the next meeting on Friday, April 20, 2018.


Members will be reimbursed for travel expenses for meetings in Nashville. Members are also compensated for education materials produced.

How to Apply:

Please send the following to Abby Sutton Carver at or by mail to the Tennessee Secretary of State, Division of Elections, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Tennessee Tower 7th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243.

  1. A brief letter of interest detailing your experience with civics education in your
  2. Resume
  3. A sample of two lesson plans used in your classroom within the last two years about civics and government

The deadline for application is March 2, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by March 23, 2018.

Questions? Contact Abby Sutton Carver at 615-253-5778 or by email at