Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education will kick off a tour of the state’s schools in Dickson County. Commissioner Kevin Huffman will start his Tennessee Believes: The 10,000 Teacher Tour at Creek Wood High School on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The commissioner is scheduled to speak at 3:45 pm in the Creek Wood auditorium and the event is open to the public. Huffman will be talking about Tennessee’s goal to become the fastest-improving state in the country and how teachers will help the state get there. He also wants to hear from the public with questions and suggestions about the state’s education system. An educator for 20 years, Huffman began as a first-grade teacher and was appointed commissioner of the Department of Education by Gov. Haslam in April 2011. He is working with educators across the state to build a system that ensures growth for all Tennessee students and says he believes the foundation for student achievement is the work of teachers in the classroom. In recent years, Tennessee has been one of two states to receive federal Race to the Top funds, gotten a waiver from the No Child Left Behind initiative and seen the state of extensive education reform efforts in the state legislature. For more information on the Tennessee Believes tour, visit the Department of Education’s website at tn.gov/education or its Facebook page at TennesseeEducation.