Kevin Winters joined NIET as an East team senior specialist after 13 years as a teacher and instructional leader. Kevin split his time in schools as a sixth grade teacher, first grade teacher, grade-level leader, technology coach, master teacher in the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement, and instructional coach.
In 2013, Kevin was honored to receive the prestigious Milken Educator Award as a sixth grade teacher at Athens City Middle School. In 2017, he went on to become a State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) Tennessee Educator Fellow focused on statewide advocacy work for better educational policies. During this time, Kevin also designed and launched a career-focused reading initiative that served thousands of students and was implemented in several districts in Tennessee.
Kevin earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tennessee Wesleyan University and a master's degree in instructional leadership from Tennessee Technological University.