Tammie Knights, MEd, is the project lead for Regions 1 and 9 community of practice District Metrics for Quality Remote/Hybrid Learning and a principal technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research.
Knights has worked in education for 24 years as a teacher, teacher coach, principal, district leader, and technical assistance provider. For the past decade, Knights has provided technical assistance on principal evaluation design and implementation, principal coaching, and equity initiatives, among other topics. Her extensive experience in state and local educator-focused initiatives provides a strong foundation for understanding the dynamics of state, regional, and local education systems. Knights has worked directly with many state educational agencies and leading national organizations around principal leadership. Through the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, Knights provided training and tools for diversifying the teacher workforce. Through the Southeast Comprehensive Center, Knights provided sessions on cultural competency and privilege and authorizing and evaluating charter schools. Through the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, Knights supported an agency in creating principal evaluation standards as well as teacher equity planning and implementation.
Knights holds a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.