MNPS announces principal moves

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:33pm
Staff reports

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has named Gregory Stewart and James Bailey as principals at two Metro high schools.

Stewart, who currently is principal at I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet will replace Bob Wilson, who plans to retire as principal at Nashville School of Arts at the end of the school year, while Bailey is set to succeed Karl Lang as principal at Whites Creek High School, according to MNPS.

Stewart began his career as a teacher for Transylvania County Schools, Stanly County Schools and Hickory City Schools, all in North Carolina. In 1996, Stewart moved to Nashville and taught at Whites Creek High School, Cameron Middle School, DuPont Hadley Middle School and Martha Vaught Middle School. He also served as assistant principal at Head Middle Magnet.

Bailey currently serves as assistant principal at Hillsboro High School, where he has worked to improve students’ success in the International Business and Communications Academy. He began his work in Metro Schools as a seventh-grade teacher at Jere Baxter Middle School. In 2008, Bailey moved to Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School as dean of students and was later promoted to academy principal of the Business and Communications Academy.

Lang will serve as principal at Baxter Alternative Learning Center for the new school year. Lang will replace Bill Fellman who is expected to be the new principal for The Academy at Opry Mills.

4 Comments on this post:

By: global_citizen on 4/17/12 at 7:44

I think it's ridiculous how MNPS moves school administration personnel around so frequently. Is that good for students? It would hardly seem so. So what's the purpose? Is MNPS more interested in the career advancement of their administrators than providing a stable school environment for students?

By: teacheradvocate on 4/17/12 at 10:47

No, it's not good for the students. And there is a line that forms in the brown-nosing department, in this case for Gay Steele, the High School Director. If you've done the proper puckering and kissing up, you can stay where you are. If you create even the slightest wave, or refuse to kiss up, you are in danger of being moved. Simple as that. The Jesse Register Yes Men (and women) move forth.

By: francis_thomason on 4/17/12 at 2:00

Now do some journalism CP and find out why, after 3 years, and a "fresh start" at Whites Creek the principal is being replaced! Also investiagate why this man is being moved to another school instead of being demoted. How many failed attempts at running a school does one receive before given the boot?

By: Eyeknowdatruth on 4/4/13 at 7:46

Hey francis...I don't think that this Buffoon will last much longer. You are right, he is incompetent, a clown and use women to do his job. Carmen and Florissa told me that he used them and other women to do his paper work. MNPS used this dude up and they are throwing him out on his head! If I was a black guy I would dis-own this fool.....What a waist of the tax payers money!