13:27 PM

MNPS Organizational Update

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) announced today Chief of Staff, Dr. Jana Carlisle, will be leaving the district effective November 30, 2017.

Dr. Carlisle came to MNPS after spending more than 25 years seeking to improve public education for all children through leadership positions in the not-for-profit, public, and philanthropic sectors. During her time in MNPS, Dr. Carlisle oversaw the Communications Office, Government Relations Office, and the Office of Research and Evaluation. She also was responsible for coordinating activities amongst Chiefs and with external partners.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve MNPS as the Director’s Chief of Staff and to have supported the greater Nashville community by improving our schools. I’ve enjoyed my time at MNPS, my colleagues, the work, the community, and the city. I was eager to join Dr. Joseph and his team and to contribute to the improvement agenda.” Carlisle said.

“Dr. Carlisle provided key support to me and MNPS during her time within the district as Chief of Staff. She is exiting MNPS on good terms. I want to wish her all the best in her future pursuits," said Dr. Shawn Joseph, MNPS director of schools.


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