Lt. Gov. Ramsey appoints Dobyns-Bennett teacher to state board

Hank Hayes • Jun 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey on Monday announced the appointment of Dobyns-Bennett High School social studies teacher Kevin Fielden to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees. “Kevin Fielden is an outstanding educator and a credit to our city school system in Kingsport,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, said in a prepared release. “I’m confident Mr. Fielden’s fresh perspective will serve well the interests of his fellow teachers and the state of Tennessee.” A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Fielden has taught social studies in Northeast Tennessee for 20 years. Fielden was one of 12 Tennessee teachers selected for the prestigious Atlantik-Brücke fellowship fostering closer ties between Germany and the United States. In 2009, Fielden was presented with the Presidential Scholar recognition award by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees is responsible for the general administration and proper operation of TCRS, which oversees a nearly $35 billion trust fund for state and local employee pensions. The 20-member board consists of nine ex-officio members, nine representatives of the active TCRS membership, and two representatives for retirees.Employee representation consists of three teachers, one from each grand division of the state, two state employees from departments other than those represented by ex-officio members, one public safety officer and three representatives of local governments. Retiree representation includes a retired teacher and a retired state employee.

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