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Metro Schools Announces Principal for New Eagle View Elementary

Metro Schools to open new Eagle View Elementary School in the fall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2018) - Metro Nashville Public Schools announced Mr. Shawn Lawrence as the first principal of the district’s newest school, Eagle View Elementary School. Eagle View Elementary School, set to open in August 2018, is a brand new elementary school with a capacity of 800 students. This school will serve students in the Cane Ridge community. Learn more about Eagle View here.

Most recently, Principal Shawn Lawrence has served Metro Nashville Public Schools as the principal of Apollo Middle School. Principal Lawrence has also served the district in other capacities, including as an assistant principal, family engagement facilitator and a literacy teacher during his career with MNPS. Coupled with his educational and administrative experience, Principal Lawrence’s positive and thoughtful personality will establish Eagle View Elementary School as a school focused on maximizing the talents of students and teachers alike and high-quality teaching and learning in every classroom.

Principal Lawrence’s placement was the direct result of active community and employee engagement in the Eagle View Elementary School community. In late November, the district hosted a community meeting and created an online forum for community members to share feedback. Through this process, families and staff identified key leadership characteristics they wanted to see in their new principal.

From there, the district reviewed applicants who fit the community’s criteria and selected a cross-community panel, representative of the future school’s population, to conduct interviews. Interviews occurred with the panel, then finalists met with Dr. Joseph’s top officers and Dr. Joseph made the final hire.

MNPS is confident Principal Lawrence will create a legacy of excellence at the future Eagle View Elementary School, create a rigorous, relevant educational experience for our youngest students and a foster a caring and professional work environment for our staff.


Metro Nashville Public Schools is one of the nation’s top 50 largest school districts, preparing 88,000 students for higher education, work and life. With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville families, Metro Schools is committed to #ExceedingGreatExpectations with the mission of delivering a great public education to every student, every day. The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine-member elected body. For more information, visit MNPS.org, or follow us on Twitter @MetroSchools or Facebook /MetroSchools.