Metro schools names Tony Majors as new assistant superintendent for student services

Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 3:22pm

Metro Nashville Public Schools has named Tony Majors as the district’s assistant superintendent for student services.

Majors, the 2011 Metro Nashville Public Schools High School Principal of the Year, replaces veteran public educator Ralph M. Thompson, who recently announced his retirement.

Majors assumes the role, effective immediately, following a stint as principal at Glencliff High School.

“This job is demanding,” Jesse Register, director of schools, said in a release. “It takes commitment, patience, and sacrifice. Tony Majors exudes all of these, but he also shows genuine care for the students and staff.”  

Majors, a graduate of Antioch High School, began his education career in 1991 teaching physical education at Pembroke Pines Elementary in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The following year he moved to Nashville and began with MNPS.

Majors earned a bachelor’s degree in K-12 education from Tennessee State University and a master’s in education leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.

“Mr. Thompson has left some big shoes to fill,” Majors said in a release. “While it’s bittersweet leaving Glencliff, I am honored and eager to pick up where Mr. Thompson left off and continue working to make all Metro Schools positive learning environments for all students.”