Report Shows Progress in Metro Schools Academics, Community, Engagement and Customer Service
Over the past year, Dr. Shawn Joseph, director of schools, has worked with the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education to develop a highly rigorous assessment process to offer Metro Nashville Public School families and the community a deeper look into the goals, accomplishments and positive movement toward stronger student achievement. After 24-months on the job, Joseph made public his first self-evaluation since taking the helm of the distressed school district in 2016 outlining his leadership and work in addressing the district’s most pressing concerns.
Supported by a strong budget, the self-evaluation points to encouraging advances made in the 2017-2018 school year which afforded MNPS opportunity to effectively execute in several crucial areas. That budgetary backing helped demonstrate progress in literacy improvements, equitable access to programs, providing more services and supports for all students, and working to offer additional professional development, compensation and voice for MNPS employees.
As the 41st largest school district in the nation, MNPS is responsible for educating 86,000 students supported by more than 11,000 employees. Michael Casserly, executive director of Council of the Great City Schools, a consortium of the nation’s 70 largest urban public-school systems, called Joseph’s self-evaluation “among the most thorough and rigorous I have seen anywhere in the country.” [Read More at Tennessee Tribune]