Recently resigned school board member Alan Coverstone has officially been hired as executive director of charter schools and private schools for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Coverstone previously worked as academic dean for Montgomery Bell Academy. His first day of work for the district is July 20.
“We are very pleased to have him take on this new leadership position and feel certain that under his guidance we will be able to offer our students many excellent, new learning opportunities,” MNPS Director of Schools Jesse Register said in a statement. “His work in the private school sector brings great perspective and knowledge to this district.”
In his newly created district position, Coverstone will oversee Metro charter schools. He’ll oversee the charter school application process, and act as liaison between charter schools, private schools and MNPS.
Coverstone was elected to the Board of Education last summer, and officially resigned from his board seat June 29 to pursue the charter school position. Metro Council members are in the process of choosing Coverstone’s successor for the seat, which represents Bellevue and parts of Belle Meade.