As Director of Schools Jesse Register reorganizes the central office of Metro Nashville Public Schools, the district’s organizational chart is being filled in one tier at a time.
Appointments for top MNPS administrators were named by Register in May, and more details were announced by the district in a statement late yesterday. The district is still in the process of searching for a chief operating officer and executive director of information technology.
“Many of the executive director positions are being filled by people who were brought in during the state restructuring last summer,” Register said in the statement. “These are highly competent employees who have a great history with this district and I am looking forward to their continued development as we move in this new direction.”
Debra McAdams, former principal of Johnson School who served for the last year as director in the central office special education department, has been named the district’s new executive director of special education. McAdams replaces Linda DePriest, who Register recently hired as the district’s assistant superintendent for instructional support.
Sandra Moorman, Mildred Nelson and Sharon Wright have been named executive directors for elementary schools, and David Moore is the new elementary Executive Director of Instruction. Moorman was previously principal of Fall-Hamilton Elementary, and was named an assistant associate superintendent for elementary schools in last summer’s Tennessee Department of Education reorganization of MNPS. Wright worked as head of special education under former Director of Schools Pedro Garcia.
For middle schools, Lendozia Edwards and Margarett Bess have been named executive directors. Gary Cowan is the new executive director of instruction for middle schools. Edwards is a former principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet and worked as an executive director in curriculum and instruction under Garcia. Bess is a former principal of MNPS’s Middle College High, and was named an assistant associate superintendent for middle schools by the DOE last summer.
Karen Lefkovitz and Kathryn Dillard have been appointed executive directors for high schools, and Monica Dillard is the new executive director of instruction for high schools. Monica Dillard is former principal of Overton High, and was named an assistant associate superintendent for high schools by the DOE last summer.
MNPS is in the midst of big personnel shifts due to the implementation of the rezoning plan, the fresh-starting of several schools, a reorganization of the central office, and other shifts. Register has said he hopes to announce most personnel changes by the end of June.
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