Because writing is essential to our students’ success in college and career, we are excited to share resources, tips from teachers, and a love of writing this fall and winter. Tell us why writing matters to you! Print the image at the bottom of this post, write your thoughts on it, and share your passion for writing on social media using the hashtag #TNwrites.

Emily Barton, assistant commissioner of curriculum and instruction, shares why she writes.


Cory Concus, math teacher at Covington High School, shares why he writes.

Dr. Vicki Kirk

Dr. Vicki Kirk, superintendent of Greene County schools, encourages Tennesseans to share their brilliance.

Principal Holly Flora

Holly Flora, Principal at Andrew Jackson Elementary in Kingsport City Schools, shares how writing gives her power.

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