Former Nashville public schools administrator to lead city’s education foundation
A former Nashville public schools human resources administrator will soon lead the city’s public education foundation.
Katie Cour will head the Nashville Public Education Foundation as president and CEO on Nov. 12 after a nationwide search, according to a news release. She will replace outgoing NPEF President and CEO Shannon Hunt.
Board members called Cour’s appointment an opportunity to bring a fresh approach to continue to drive progress forward.
“With her deep background and expertise in education on both the local and national levels, we believe that Katie truly sees Nashville’s needs and potential and that her leadership will take the Foundation to new heights,” said Wanda Lyle, NPEF board chairwoman, in the news release.
Cour is the former Metro Nashville Public Schools executive director for talent strategy and was a key architect during her times that led to plans for teacher recruitment and retention.
After leaving the district in 2016, she ran her consulting company, Cour Consulting, through which she advised several state education departments, as well as the Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga and the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., according to the news release.[Read more at The Tennessean]