Nashville, Tenn.,
15
May
2019
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01:15 PM
America/Chicago

MNPS Taps Williams as Chief Academic Officer

 

Metro Nashville Public Schools Interim Director, Dr. Adrienne Battle, has selected veteran educator Dr. David Williams to spearhead the district’s academic programs, an interim job that will include oversight of the curriculum and instruction for nearly 86,000 students.

“I am thrilled that someone of Dr. Williams’ caliber is willing to step into this very large role,” Battle said. “I have worked with him for years, and I know what he is capable of achieving. He grasps the big picture, and he is well attuned to the details of what our students need in this incredibly diverse urban school district.”

“This is a big honor and a very big responsibility,” said Williams, who has most recently served as executive officer of instructional support. “I will be focused especially on advancing academic programs that keep our students on track for success and our teachers well supported.”

Battle, a longtime MNPS educator who became the district’s interim director last month, has been busy taking stock of the district she was selected to lead after the departure of former director Dr. Shawn Joseph. That has included public listening sessions with staff, parents and community members – and internal planning sessions about her own leadership team.

Williams will take the place of Dr. Monique Felder, who arrived in Nashville with Joseph. Dr. Sito Narcisse also worked closely with Joseph as Chief of Schools. Like Felder, he will be departing the district.

Another departure will be the executive officer of Human Resources, a position currently held by Sharon Pertiller. Human Resources is undergoing a reorganization and the department’s executive officer position is being eliminated.

“I wish Dr. Felder, Dr. Narcisse and Mrs. Pertiller the very best, and the district thanks them for the work they have done on behalf of the students and staff, all across Nashville,” Battle said.

Williams will officially move into his new role on July 1.

Dr. Adrienne Battle, Interim Director of Schools
“I am thrilled that someone of Dr. Williams’ caliber is willing to step into this very large role. I have worked with him for years, and I know what he is capable of achieving. He grasps the big picture, and he is well attuned to the details of what our students need in this incredibly diverse urban school district.”
Dr. Adrienne Battle, Interim Director of Schools
Dr. David Williams, interim Chief Academic Officer
“This is a big honor and a very big responsibility. I will be focused especially on advancing academic programs that keep our students on track for success and our teachers well supported.”
Dr. David Williams, interim Chief Academic Officer
About Metro Nashville Public Schools:

Metro Nashville Public Schools is one of the nation’s top 50 largest school districts, preparing 85,000 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.