Today, Hunters Lane High School and Griffin Technology are proud to announce the rebranding of the Griffin Academy of Design and Technology within Metro Nashville Public Schools. Nashville-based Griffin Technology partnered with The Academies of Nashville as part of their commitment to fostering technology in education. Over the past year, Griffin has committed nearly 1,000 man-hours to mentoring teachers and students along with outfitting the Hunters Lane High School programming lab with new Mac minis and Griffin product.
Dr. Jay Steele, Chief Academic Officer at Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Hunters Lane Academy Coach, Brad Meyers, joined Dr. Susan Kessler, Executive Principal at Hunters Lane, in recognizing Griffin Technology’s commitment to Hunters Lane High School at a ceremony held in the school’s auditorium today.
“The students in the Griffin Academy of Design and Technology are the future leaders of the tech industry,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “Griffin is proud to stand with the students, teachers and principals of Hunters Lane and The Academies of Nashville to provide the essential tools, education and inspiration needed to ensure students’ success in an increasingly technological world.”
The Academy’s new name honors Griffin Technology’s generous donation to the Hunters Lane High School programming lab along with job-shadow days for students and a summer externship for teachers from the Academy. Griffin also spent the past year working closely with teachers to develop their first iOS programming curriculum and other technology-focused coursework for the Academy. The iOS curriculum teaches students the processes involved in developing apps for iPhones and iPads from start to finish.
“We’re thrilled to announce the naming of the Griffin Academy of Design and Technology,” Steele said. “We are so appreciative of Griffin and other Nashville-area businesses for their contributions to our Academies program. With their help, we’re setting ourselves apart as a national example of exemplary, high-quality education.”
The Academies of Nashville is a program developed through a partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools, Alignment Nashville, Ford Next Generation Learning, the PENCIL Foundation, and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to bridge the gap between education and the real world by pairing businesses and nonprofit organizations with schools to enhance students’ education.
For more information about The Academies of Nashville visit www.academiesofnashville.org.
For more information about Griffin Technology’s work in education visit http://griffintechnology.com/education.
About Griffin Technology
Griffin Technology Inc. is one of the world’s foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, education and personal technology. Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Collaborating with educators to create tomorrow’s digital-native workforce, Griffin offers advanced technology solutions for the classroom, including Survivor, MultiDock, PowerDock 5, AirStrap, Wired Keyboard and much more. Learn more about Griffin’s entire range of ingenious designs for the connected classroom at www.griffintechnology.com/education. Keep up with the latest Griffin products for education on Twitter @GriffinTechEd and Facebook.com/griffintech.
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the nation’s 42nd largest district, preparing more than 83,000 students to excel in higher education, work and life with the goal of being the first choice for Nashville’s families. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine-member elected body.