The Blues Kids Foundation Presents

February School News

Great big thanks to McGavock Elementary Principal Lance Forman for his dedication to all the students, teachers, and staff.  He has been a wonderful Principal at the school and has now accepted a new opportunity as Principal of the brand new Smith Springs Elementary School  Congratulations to Lance and we wish him well!  I’m excited that Jason Taylor has been named the new Principal at McGavock Elementary I had the pleasure of getting to know Jason when Joey attended Dodson.  He will be a great leader for the school.  Congratulations and welcome, Jason!

One recent piece of news at Metro Nashville Public Schools was a fundamental change for match instruction at the high school level.  Read about the change to “Integrated Math” in the MNPS Children First blog post here.

Parents, are you starting to look towards summer camp opportunities?  If your child plays an instrument, Blues Kids Camp is coming to Music City  Over the past year, I’ve been working with Fernando Jones, a performer and teacher at Columbia College in Chicago, who has created these camps in seven U.S. cities, London and Italy.  He’s been doing this for over 25 years and the best part is that it’s free for kids ages 12-18.  It will be held during the week of July 5th and primarily at Tennessee State University, but one day will be spent at The Larry Keeton Theater.   See the website for more details and to sign up.

The Blues Kids Foundation Presents

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  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

Blues Kids Camp is coming to Music City!, February 2015 School News, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Nashville, Thanks McGavock Elementary Principle Lance Forman


Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.