A champion for students, former state education commissioner Jane Walters dies at 85

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 21, 2020 12:21 PM CT | Published: August 21, 2020 12:21 PM CT

Career in education spanned more than half a century in the classroom, school and nonprofit leadership and eventually reaching the highest level of state government.


Jane Walters Craigmont High School Tennessee Department of Education Messick High School Memphis City Schools
Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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