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Director of Schools Candidate Interview Schedule

Five Candidates Will Interview the Week of March 2

UPDATED AS OF March 3, 2020: Due to the state of emergency caused by the tornado activity in Nashville, the remaining interviews scheduled for this week have been postponed by the Board so that the district can focus on disaster recovery efforts. A new schedule will be released after consultation with candidates and Board members to identify the best dates and times. 

The Metro Nashville Board of Education and Tennessee School Boards Association have released the schedule for the interviews of semifinalist candidates for the MNPS director of schools position.

  • March 2, 2020 – Dr. Shelly Redinger, Superintendent, Spokane Public Schools, WA
  • March 3, 2020 – Dr. Rod Richmond, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Shelby County Schools, TN
  • March 4, 2020 – Dr. Adrienne Battle, Interim Director of Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN
  • March 5, 2020 – Ms. Brenda Elliott, Chief of School Improvement & Supports and Chief of Equity, DC Public Schools
  • March 6, 2020 – Mr. Brian Kingsley, Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, NC

Each interview will be conducted at 6:00PM CST and will consist of the same questions from board members for each candidate.

Interviews will be preceded by public events for families and community members at 4:00PM, and a meeting for faculty and staff at 5:00PM.

Interviews and events will be held at the Board of Education at 2610 Bransford Ave.

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