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Metro Schools Names Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2017) – Effective today, David Williams, who has been serving as the interim executive director of curriculum and Instruction, has been selected to fill the position.

“The executive director of curriculum and instruction has a laser-­like focus on improving the quality of education for all students. This includes ensuring that curriculum and instruction are rigorous, cutting-­edge, and are preparing students very well for college and career,” said Dr. Monique Felder, chief academic officer for Metro Schools. “Dr. David Williams has the vision, passion, expertise, and interpersonal skills needed for this important, multidimensional position in Metro Nashville Public Schools.”

Williams has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. He earned his administrator’s endorsement from Lipscomb University, a master’s in Education from Wake Forest University, as well as a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Auburn University. Prior to being named interim, Williams was director of mathematics in Metro Schools. He also served as coordinator of mathematics content and resources for the Tennessee Department of Education for three years.

A proud attendant of Metro Schools in elementary, middle school and junior high schools, Williams also worked at Oliver Middle Prep as an instructional coach for one year and Hillsboro High School for five years as a mathematics teacher prior to joining Central Office.


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.