Jamie Woodson
President and CEO


  • Charter schools
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • School funding
  • Teacher effectiveness

Jamie Woodson is president and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has been a leader in Tennessee’s efforts to better prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce. Before joining SCORE, she served for over 12 years in the Tennessee General Assembly as a representative and senator. As Senate education committee chairman and Senate speaker pro tempore, she helped lead efforts to identify and support effective teaching; overhaul Tennessee’s K-12 education funding formula; raise academic standards; turn around low-performing schools; expand high quality public charter schools; and change academic, fiscal, and administrative policies to align Tennessee’s postsecondary system with state economic goals. Woodson serves on numerous statewide boards, including the Tennessee Business Roundtable and the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. She attended public schools in Tennessee and received a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in law from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was selected as “Torchbearer,” the highest university honor for an undergraduate.