The production of this report would be impossible without the full support and cooperation of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, especially the MNPS liaison to the committee, Director of Strategic Communications, Michael Cass. A special thank you to the faculty, staff, and students at Warner Arts Magnet Elementary, Pearl-Cohn High School, Old Center Elementary, and LEAD Academy. Visiting school sites is an invaluable part of the Chamber Education Report process and we applaud the excellent work taking place in Metro Schools every day.
Finally, we’d like to thank the Chamber staff who provide support for the committee’s work. We appreciate Stephanie Coleman, Chief Talent Development Officer, Jennifer Mills McFerron, Vice President of Education and Talent Development, Victor Sanchez, Director of Talent Pipelines, and our communications team Sara Zakhary, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Nate Hutcheson, Manager of Creative Services, Malick Gaye, Director of Public Relations and Social Media, and Katie von Jena, Digital Content Strategist, for making sure this document is grammatically correct and finalized.