University School of Jackson

Don Roe Appointed to Tennessee Historical Commission

Middle School Director Don Roe was recently appointed to the Tennessee Historical Commission as a Representative of West Tennessee. The Tennessee Historical Commission is the State Historic Preservation Of ce for Tennessee, has multiple programs related to statewide historic preservation, and also works to implement the programs of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Mr. Roe was selected for his extensive background in the research and teaching of American history for over 20 years. His appointment was effective October 1, 2017, and will run through September 30, 2022.

In addition to his strong background in American history, Mr. Roe was also chosen for his organizational skills, enthusiasm, creativity, and strong work ethic. He has acted as an exemplary role model for both faculty and students through his positive attitude and exceptional personal values. Mr. Roe’s past experiences in the school system have also helped him become a strong leader and effective communicator.

“I have had the opportunity to spend much of my life teaching the lessons of the past and how we can apply them to our lives today,” says Mr. Roe. “The mission here, albeit in a politically contentious time, is the same: preserving the history of our state and encouraging the study of it. I am delighted to serve toward that goal because I believe it can positively impact people.”

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