the teachers and the community

in transformative initiatives



teacher leaders who inspire

innovative practices



the teaching profession

locally, regionally, and nationally

The PEF Innovation Hub serves the region by providing K-12 educators with innovative opportunities to grow as instructional experts, teacher leaders, and community connectors. By uniting K-12 schools, colleges, nonprofits, and business partners in a cooperative effort, we help provide students access to experiences that will prepare them to thrive in the emerging ecosystem. Additionally, through creative regional, national, and international partnerships, we work to help elevate the teaching profession by providing teachers with unfettered access to learning and networking experiences that showcase their talent and passion for delivering a top-rate education.


At the Public Education Foundation (PEF) Innovation Hub, our goal is to transform public education by preparing great teachers and leaders to blend research-based practices with an innovative and inclusive mindset so that all students discover their strengths and achieve their full potential. We are innovators, working with a wide range of partners to cultivate teacher leaders with the capacity to deliver extraordinary learning opportunities so that every student succeeds in learning and life. The PEF Innovation Hub provides transformative professional development, support, thought leadership, and a thriving network for thousands of teachers and school leaders. If you are passionate about this inspiring opportunity to change people’s lives, apply today!

The PEF Innovation Hub is seeking a Communication Coordinator to discover, craft, and share impact stories as teachers engage students in innovative learning experiences. Our vibrant culture is rooted in optimism, possibility thinking, and an uncommon willingness to embrace risk with the intention to push the outer bounds of learning experiences for students. The position provides the opportunity to coordinate all hub-related internal and external communications while supporting and contributing to organization-wide communication strategies. You’ll be part of a dynamic team with lofty goals for transforming public education for all students, and your ability to capture and communicate the great work will help us share the positive impact. Your stories will reach thousands of educators and community members and will have the potential to truly change lives! 

Upcoming Events

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Bright Spark Summer 2021 Graphic Design Challenge | A Free, Virtual Student Program 

Dates: June 1-30, 2021

Cost: Free

Participants: Rising 4th-12th grade students

Location: Program is virtual from start to finish

Register by: May 15th, 2021


Design & Sustainability: How to Change the World! | A High School Summer Design Sprint Experience

Dates: June 7-11, 2021 (5 half-days), 9 AM - 12 N

Enrollment: $450 per person - Registration ends on May 22nd

Participants: Rising 9th-12th grade

Location: Program includes both virtual engagement and in-person engagement at the Bridge Studio in Rossville, GA.





The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and the Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga created the STEM Innovation Hub to provide development, amplification, and leadership experiences for teachers, principals, parents, and staff from community organizations.

The Public Education Foundation serves as the managing partner of the Hub, acting as both the fiscal agent and driving force to create a center where teachers, principals, non-profit organizations, and leaders from business and industry work together to redesign how our children learn. The hub has emerged as an innovative entity that provides unique opportunities for stakeholders to identify and develop revolutionary educational strategies that help prepare students to thrive.


Public Education Foundation

100 E 10th ST, Suite 500

Chattanooga, TN 37402



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Public Education Foundation

100 East Tenth Street, Suite 500

Chattanooga, TN 37402

423-265-9403 (phone)

423-265-9832 (fax)