Community Leaders Turn Out In Force To Support Public Schools

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Mayor Megan Barry, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph and other community leaders are coming together to host the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s (NPEF) 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The members of the host committee represent diverse backgrounds and industries, but share a passion for improving public education in Nashville. “I’m honored to join this exceptional group of community leaders uniting the city around our public schools,” said Mayor Barry. “The NPEF’s Public Schools Hall of Fame is a great opportunity to recognize those who are … Read More

Mayor’s Office, Nashville Public Education Foundation Open 2017-2018 Applications For Parent, Teacher Cabinets

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Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Parent and Teacher cabinets. These cabinets were created in 2016 to elevate the voices of parents and teachers on key education topics in Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We are thrilled to welcome the second class of Parent Cabinet and Teacher Cabinet members,” said Shannon Hunt, NPEF president and CEO. “These groups of individuals will help ensure that we are consistently engaged with community leaders and can provide authentic feedback to anchor the Foundation’s and the city’s efforts to improve … Read More

Nashville Public Education Foundation Expands Team, Increases Community Outreach

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has hired four new staff members and elected David Williams as chairman and Wanda Lyle as vice chairwoman of its board of directors. Jennifer Hill has been hired as the NPEF’s policy and programming director, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in organizational development, talent development and project management. She brings experience working at all levels of education from early childhood through higher education. Prior to joining the NPEF, she oversaw education programming as the senior manager of United Way Metropolitan Nashville. Previously, she was the director of talent and performance at … Read More

Inductees to NPEF Public Schools Hall of Fame Announced

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Renata Soto, co-founder and executive director of Conexión Américas, will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Oct. 17. In addition, three prominent Metro Nashville Public Schools alumni – Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Joe Steakley and the Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens – will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. The event at the Omni Nashville Hotel will feature a performance by GRAMMY award-winning artist Vince Gill and will honor community leaders who demonstrate commitment and service to improving the quality of education in MNPS. … Read More

Community Leaders Rallying Around Public Schools

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Some of the city’s top civic leaders are joining hands to rally behind a renewed effort to strengthen and improve Nashville’s public schools. A broad cross-section of community leaders, including Mayor Megan Barry and new Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, are coming together to host the 12th annual Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) Public Schools Hall of Fame on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “We have an extraordinary opportunity before us with new leadership and a renewed community commitment to strengthen and improve our public schools,” Mayor Barry said. “This is a moment the entire city … Read More