Program Profiles
Penny Schwinn

Current Title
Education Commissioner
Current Organization
Tennessee Department of Education

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Associate Secretary of Education
Previous Organization
Delaware Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
State Education Agency

The Broad Academy 2015-2016


Using comprehensive, transparent progress measures is critical to improving student achievement. As assistant superintendent in Sacramento City Unified School District, Penny Schwinn developed the region’s first multiple-measure accountability framework as well as its first school choice calculator, making it easier for families to find best-fit schools for their children. To increase the pipeline of strong school leaders, she also created a three-tiered principal development program. Penny now brings that same drive for excellence as education commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education.

Current Title
Education Commissioner
Current Organization
Tennessee Department of Education

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Associate Secretary of Education
Previous Organization
Delaware Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
State Education Agency