COOKEVILLE – WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will showcase “One on One with Becky Magura” featuring Dr. Penny Schwinn throughout the month of January on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. except on Jan. 23 it will air at 10 p.m. due to the Tennessee Tech basketball game being broadcast live. Schwinn, who has achieved success as both an educator andadministrator, was tapped to join Lee’s administration in one of his most significant cabinet positions.
Schwinn comes from a family of educators, including a mother who taught for four decades. Schwinn began her career with Teach for America and then returned to her hometown to start Capitol Collegiate Academy, a K-8 charter school serving low-income students.
“It was an honor to sit down with Commissioner Schwinn to hear her outline her goals under the new administration by continuing to build upon the momentum the state of Tennessee has achieved in education over the last decade,” said Becky Magura, WCTE’s president & CEO.
Schwinn replaced Candice McQueen who left the position in January 2019 to become CEO of the National Institute of Excellence in Teaching. Governor Lee has expressed that Schwinn is the right leader who understands that every child in Tennessee deserves a high-quality education.
WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville. WCTE is a proud strategic partner with educators, health services, government, arts and music organizations across the Upper Cumberland. WCTE is a 501-(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.