Dr. Tammy Stewart has professionally served in public education as a secondary school teacher, administrator, supervisor, and in higher education since 1997, with a focus on students' wellbeing and academic success. Having a passion for literacy, she advocates for early literacy in order for students and educators to achieve their full potential. Her intentional passion is to educate all stakeholders on the importance of integrating literacy into their daily lives, through promoting programs such as Ready! for Kindergarten and Read Up events throughout the community. She is directly involved in the Upper Cumberland Reading Foundation, and the Healthier TN initiative.
Stewart's academic achievement includes a bachelor’s degree with a double major in elementary education and Secondary English, a master’s degree in instructional leadership, a Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in instructional leadership from the Tennessee Technological University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Tennessee.