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Lizzette Reynolds


Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds currently serves as Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education. She was sworn in on June 29, 2023. 

As Commissioner of Education, Reynolds’ career reflects a deep commitment to education policy and advocacy including school accountability, college and career pathways, and public and private school choice.

Reynolds previously served as the Vice President of Policy for ExcelinEd. She has also served as Deputy Legislative Director for then-Governor George W. Bush, Special Assistant in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs for U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Regional Representative for U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, and Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Texas Education Agency.  

She earned her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University.  She is married to David Reynolds and has three children—Luke, Lillianna, and Joaquin.