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continued from page 23 recruiting in changing the mindsets and focus of some of our country’s most talented people. I know what is possible with a focused recruiting effort, and I think we can do so much more to get the word out about Tennessee. Great things are happening across our state, but there is also so much more to do, and if we actively tell that balanced story and how people can play a role and make their mark, we’ll attract many more amazing leaders to join us in the effort. Q What are the steps the state and local districts need to take to address the challenges you identified? And what impact will that have on classroom teachers? A We have so many opportunities and challenges in front of us, and it can be overwhelming to think of how to tackle everything. In all of this,