2022 Nashville Chamber Education Report

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2022 Education Report:

Thank you & Acknowledgements

Our Purpose:

To Create Economic Prosperity By Facilitating Community LEadership

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce remains committed to quality public education in the region and has produced some version of this report since 1993.

The Chamber Education Report committee members are community leaders from across Nashville who meet weekly over nearly six months to hear presenters from the local and state level. This report is a product of those conversations and offers a constructive overview of the challenges, successes, and opportunities within Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Our thanks and farewell to seven of our committee members who have served two consecutive years with the Education Report. As they will be rotating off at the completion of the report:
Madeline Adams, Carrie Maxwell, Wendy Holcomb Burch, Thom Druffel, Melissa Hudson-Gant, Lonnell Matthews, and Maria Paula Zapata

View our full 2022 committee

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.

The Chamber Education Report is the collective work of many.

We hope it spurs dialogue and action around the progress of our public schools while serving as an important resource for education stakeholders and all Nashvillians.

Thank you to our sponsors.