Dr. Eve Carney is the former deputy commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), where she oversaw divisions focused on school choice; assessment and accountability; school turnaround initiatives; and the Achievement School District. She currently serves as the executive vice president at Noble Education Initiative and has more than 20 years of experience in K-12 education, both in the classroom and in roles supporting local school districts.

Carney joined TDOE in 2008 and administered federal education grants, including those under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). While serving as the executive director of the Office of Consolidated Planning and Monitoring, she concentrated division efforts to emphasize both compliance and positive student outcomes, developing a comprehensive, results-based monitoring protocol for ESEA and IDEA programs. In addition, Carney served as the state’s lead in developing Tennessee’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan.

Prior to TDOE, Carney was an English teacher and worked in finance and accounting in the private sector. She holds a doctorate in learning organizations and strategic change from Lipscomb University; a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee; and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University.