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Donelson School News – August 2016

Dr. Joseph certainly hit the ground running even before he officially took his new role as Director of Schools.  Read about his vision and the “First 100 Days” here.  I had the opportunity to meet with him and other community and elected leaders this summer and I look forward to his leadership making a positive impact in all our schools.  After that meeting, we then had the opportunity to tour McGavock High School and see the great experiences that the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) and the Nashville Scholars summer program offers.  MNPS has also created a new logo and launched a brand new website, which looks great and is easier to navigate.  Check it out at


Big congratulations to all our Blue Ribbon Teachers, who go through a rigorous selection process.  There are only up to 50 teachers throughout all of Davidson County to receive this honor.  The teachers recognized from schools in the 15th District and Donelson area are:

  • Jessica Cola – Two Rivers Middle School
  • Christian E “Beth” Cyrus – Hickman Elementary
  • Winston Ly – Margaret Allen Middle Prep
  • Meaghan Berry – McGavock High School

As reported in my last newsletter, Nashville State Community College began offering classes at McGavock High School recently.  That is the beginning of ultimately having a NSCC Campus in the Donelson area.  Read about it here.  I look forward to helping work towards making this a reality.

Big thanks to members of Donelson Church of Christ for helping spruce up McGavock Elementary’s landscaping.  Below are a couple pictures of them in action.   DCoC has really showered McGavock Elementary with so much love and I am so thankful for everything they do for these students, teachers and parents!

McGavock Elementary Work Day

 McGavock Elementary Work Day

Donelson School News - August 2016, Jeff Syracuse, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Metro Council District 15