"I communicate to students that every student has a story, and that each students’ story is important."

Tammy Magouirk Democrat with late husband

Although I was born in Grundy County and my family has been in Middle Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau for many generations, I have made my home in the Ooltewah area of East Tennessee. I have been a foster parent for several years and adopted a daughter. I am a stepparent and grandmother to five children. Sadly, I lost my husband, Jim Floyd, to cancer September 22, 2017.

I have been teaching at Cleveland Middle school for 13 years. My job is to teach students how to be successful and productive citizens. I am successful because I believe that every student can learn and attain success. I work with 8th grade students from all walks of life.

Along with my passion for education, I discovered I have a zeal for politics. In 2013 I became the first female chair for the Bradley County Democratic party.

Regardless of political affiliation, we all have a story to tell. I'm committed to being your voice in Nashville and helping shape the future of our district so people from all walks of life can succeed.

EDUCATION

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

I graduated with my doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision. I wanted my doctorate not only personal reasons, but I wanted to show my female students that they too can achieve their dreams.

Lincoln Memorial, Harrogate, TN

I earned my master’s in Education Administration and Supervision as a personal goal. Then realized how my education impacted my female students.

Lee University, Cleveland, TN

I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development. After working with my church’s youth group, I realized that my calling is to work with teenagers.

Cleveland State, Cleveland, TN

I earned my Associate’s Degree in general transfer. I wanted to go back to school, but was not sure of my direction.