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Dr. Adrienne Battle has introduced the appointment of two district leaders and 5 new principals for the forthcoming faculty 12 months.

Sarah Robinson Chin will be becoming a member of Metro Colleges as the Chief of Approach, a position that oversees strategic investments, initiatives, and federal plans. Chin has most recently served as Deputy Main of Team for Indianapolis Public Faculties, where she oversaw the improvement of federal ESSER programs and released a tutoring initiative to guidance mastering recovery. She earned her Master of Science from the University of Oxford, a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University, and a bachelor’s diploma from Indiana College, and she has more than a decade of encounter in education as a instructor, district administrator, and advisor.

“Sarah has shown great vision and management in Indianapolis, and it’s distinct that she currently has some interesting thoughts for serving to our educational institutions progress in the quick time period and the extended time period,” Dr. Battle claimed. “I’m thrilled that she’s signing up for our staff at MNPS.”

Dr. Keri Randolph, who helped direct ESSER scheduling for the district and released initiatives these as the Accelerating Students tutoring application and Promising Students summer season studying camps, will be departing the part of Chief of Technique at the end of June to return to Hamilton County, wherever she will direct the Chattanooga 2. training advocacy group.

“Dr. Randolph has produced a substantial effects on our learners and educational institutions in the two yrs considering the fact that she joined the district,” Dr. Struggle explained. “She strike the ground working and saved buying up the pace. We will overlook her and her perform, but we’re happy she’s remaining in Tennessee.”

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Renita Forbes Perry has been named Main of Innovation for MNPS, a position previously held by Dr. Sharon Griffin, who retired in January of 2022. This placement oversees the district’s precedence colleges. Perry has been serving as interim-Govt Officer for the Educational institutions of Innovation due to the fact Dr. Griffin’s retirement and formerly served as Govt Director for Elementary Educational institutions in the division. She provides far more than 20 several years of college management and training encounter, which includes in Morocco, Texas, and Tennessee.

Perry’s instructional activities primarily have been doing the job with English language learners, which includes opening the only twin-language immersion school in Tennessee. Perry holds a bachelor’s in teaching English as a 2nd language and an instructional specialist diploma in curriculum and instruction from Union College as perfectly as a master’s in management and plan research from the College of Memphis.

“Renita exhibits each working day that she understands how to assist schools get the most out of their academics, assistance employees, and learners so they can address concerns and locate powerful, sustainable options,” Dr. Battle reported. “I’m energized to see what she’ll be ready to do in this new function.”

In addition to the principal appointments declared on May 24, Dr. Battle has appointed five added principals to start out the 2022-23 university calendar year:

Cane Ridge Elementary

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Dr. Chris Plummer will sign up for Metro Nashville Public Colleges as the upcoming principal at Cane Ridge Elementary.

Dr. Plummer is an seasoned educator and administrator with 20 years of practical experience, 10 of these as an administrator at West Elementary in Wilson County. He has a doctorate degree in educational management from Lipscomb College, master’s degrees in educational management (Charleston Southern University) and training (Southern Wesleyan College), and a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky College. He and his wife, Julie, have two little ones, Kate (13) and Crews (10).




East Nashville Magnet Substantial University

myra taylor metro nashville public schoolsThe district has appointed Myra Taylor as the upcoming principal of East Significant. Taylor has a lot more than 22 years of instructing and administrative practical experience, including 15 years in MNPS. She has taught middle and significant faculty English and Innovative Placement English and served as an administrator at Hillsboro, Whites Creek and East higher colleges, Madison Center, and Buena Vista and Jones Paideia elementary educational institutions.

Taylor holds equally bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Virginia Commonwealth College and a master’s degree in schooling administration and supervision from Tennessee State University. She has two sons, a faculty sophomore and a senior in significant university.


Haynes Center University (interim)

debra smith metro nashville public schoolsMetro Nashville Public Universities has asked veteran administrator Dr. Debra Messenger-Smith to keep on as interim principal at Haynes Center University till the ideal candidate is recognized for Haynes.

Dr. Smith retired from Metro Colleges in 2019 but has ongoing to operate on a contract foundation as an assistant principal at Pennington Elementary and assistant principal and interim principal at Haynes. She has a lot more than 36 several years of teaching and administrative encounter. She has served as a trainer at Pennington Elementary, Buena Vista Improved Choice Elementary and Dupont Hadley Middle College. Dr. Smith served as principal at Buena Vista and at Jones Paideia Elementary College and as an MNPS govt director and lead principal.

She attained a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the College of Tennessee at Martin, a Grasp of Instruction degree in administration and supervision, and a doctorate in leadership and expert procedures from Trevecca Nazarene College.

Jones Paideia Elementary University (interim)

tesia wilson metro nashville public schoolsDr. Tesia Wilson has been appointed the interim principal of Jones Paideia to swap Myra Taylor, who is leaving to turn out to be principal of East High.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of MNPS and has served in the district for 19 a long time. Her intensive encounter as a trainer, literacy coach, trainer mentor, and assistant principal has specified her an appreciation of each and every function and how each and every part works alongside one another to make an productive, resourceful, and modern faculty tradition. She now serves as assistant principal at Alex Inexperienced Layout Technologies Magnet and is an adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University.



Paragon Mills Elementary

andy lyons metro nashville public schoolsMNPS has appointed Andy Lyons as the subsequent principal at Paragon Mills Elementary. Lyons joins the district with 22 many years of education and learning practical experience. He began in the Clarksville-Montgomery County University Method, the place he served as a trainer, academic coach, assistant principal, and principal. Following 16 many years with CMCSS, he manufactured the changeover to the United Arab Emirates, exactly where he served as a principal and director in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the past six many years.

He gained his master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in academic leadership. His enthusiasm is making a serious connection with each and every of his students and building guaranteed they recognize they are significant and valued.


“All of these principals have demonstrated that they know how to work with academics, support workers, students, households, and group companions to construct college cultures that direct to results,” Dr. Fight claimed. “I’m seeking forward to working with every of them and viewing what they do to transfer these schools ahead in 2022-23 and over and above.”