Mansouri Named Executive Vice President Of SCORE

Friday, February 7, 2014
David Mansouri
David Mansouri
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced that David Mansouri has been named Executive Vice President.  The announcement was made by SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson.

"David Mansouri is a bright star in Tennessee’s work to dramatically improve student achievement,” Woodson said. “David's new role is a reflection of the outstanding work he has led at SCORE directing advocacy initiatives and strategic communications efforts in public education. He has played key and influential roles in our twofold mission to help Tennessee become the fastest-improving state for student academic achievement and to help Tennessee ensure that every student graduates from high school prepared for college and the workforce."

In his new role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Mansouri will manage efforts across a variety of work streams including advocacy, communications, and outreach as well as policy and research. He will join the executive team at the organization, which includes Mr. Woodson and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Sharon Roberts.  SCORE is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution, founded in 2009 by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

Mr. Mansouri joined SCORE in 2010 as Director of Advocacy and Communications. He previously worked with a Nashville-based public relations and political consulting firm, where he provided clients and candidates with campaign consulting, issue advocacy work, and public affairs and communications strategy. Earlier, he worked for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and at the Tennessee Republican Party. Mr. Mansouri is a graduate of Rice University and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.


Local Young Artist Will Attend Interlochen Arts Camp

Hannah Eitzen, 16, of Hixson, has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, a summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12.  Ms. Eitzen, the daughter of Juanita Eitzen, will study music at the Camp and perform with the World Youth Wind Symphony.  Ms. Eitzen is a junior with a 4.0 GPA at Soddy Daisy High School. She is an active member ... (click for more)

UTC's Dr. Richard Brown Inducted Into Tennessee 9-1-1 Hall Of Honor

Dr. Richard Brown served as the first president of the 9-1-1 Tennessee Emergency Number Association, established in 1985 after the passage of the Emergency Communications Act.  The not-for-profit corporation fostered the “technological advancement, availability and implementation of a universal 9-1-1 emergency telephone system by promoting research, planning, training and ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Announces Plan To Provide High-Speed Internet At A Discount Price To Those With Low Incomes

Mayor Andy Berke, in his annual State of the City Address, on Monday announced the creation of the Netbridge Student Discount program. In the partnership with EPB, he said any family of a child eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch in schools can receive 100 megabits per second Internet at a cost of $26.99 per month." Mayor Berke said, "Think about it. Our low income families will ... (click for more)

DA Tells Dalton Jury Cell Phone Of Skyy Mims Was Found At Murder Scene

District Attorney Bert Poston told a jury in Dalton on Monday that the cell phone of Skyy Mims was found at the scene of the murder of convenience store clerk DK Chaudhari. He said Ms. Mims carried out the robbery in order to get Lotto tickets that she hoped would bring her money to finance her budding musical career. He said she took 80 "$500 A Week For Life" tickets. The ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Is This Barbarian?

The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a curious decision on what defines a “whistleblower” last month, saying you can’t blow the whistle on your employer if he’s the only one who hears the whistle. No, you’ve got to go to someone other than the perpetrator which not only makes sense, but appears to heighten one’s chance of success. What is much more curious is why somebody didn’t ... (click for more)