Tennesseans for Student Success is a statewide network of teachers, parents, community leaders, and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting, championing, and fighting for Tennessee’s students and their futures.
We’re committed to building on Tennessee’s historic gains in education. Being twice named the fastest improving state in the nation in education, breaking ACT records, graduating more students on time, and offering early opportunities for success is just the beginning. We work every day to make sure today’s students are more prepared and have even more opportunities for success than those who graduated before them. We’re inviting you to join us in the work for Tennessee’s future.
Graduation Season, Tristar Reads, & More! The weather is warming up, teachers are preparing final lesson plans and seniors are ready to don their caps and gowns. That means it’s graduation season! Also, don’t forget to sign up for Tristar Read More
Thank You to Our Real Life Superheroes: POLICE OFFICERS! In honor of National Police Week, we are celebrating our real life superheroes protecting us each and every day–POLICE OFFICERS! Read more below on how to be an every day superhero- Read More
Real Life Superheroes: TEACHERS! This week we are celebrating one of our favorite superheroes…TEACHERS! We all know how important it is to encourage children to read during the summer. Read more below and learn from our every day superheroes– teachers– Read More
Legislative Session Finished, Teacher Appreciation Week, & More! Legislative session has officially come to a close for the year and we are excited to share our big wins to help provide more students with paths to success. Also, this week Read More
ATTENTION ALL SUPERHEROES! Summer will be over in a flash! We want you to be Marvel-Ous readers this summer with Tristar Reads. We’re excited to spend the next few months together reading lots of books, logging lots of reading hours, and using our reading Read More
Adam Lister serves as president of Tennesseans for Student Success, a nonprofit issue advocacy organization committed to improving student achievement in the Volunteer State. Prior to his role at Tennesseans for Student Success, Lister was vice president of Policy at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where de directed public policy and government relations initiatives and led the Chamber’s political action committees and independent expenditure work to advance and support critical business advocacy priorities at the state, local, and federal level. Lister is a Nashville native and graduate of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Earlier, Lister worked as an analyst with the Tennessee General Assembly and on a number of political campaigns including for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Adam received a bachelor of science from Kentucky Wesleyan College and is married to Dr. Amanda Lister, a public school teacher in Williamson County.
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Tennesseans for Student Success
Nashville, TN 37219