State of Schools

Media Advisory, 3.15.18

State of Schools Address will be held March 28

Dr. Joseph will share strategic plan updates and budget priorities at Overton High School



Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph will present his second State of the Schools Address on March 28 at 10:30 a.m.



Dr. Joseph will reflect on district accomplishments and provide updates to MNPS staff and community partners on budget priorities including: support of literacy efforts, college readiness, social emotional learning, equity and diversity, school-based budgeting and employee compensation.



  • Dr. Shawn Joseph, Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Student participation from Norman Binkley Elementary School, Oliver Middle School, Nashville School of the Arts and Overton High School
  • All MNPS staff are invited to attend along with community partners, the Board of Education, the Mayor’s Office and Metro Council Members.



March 28: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.




John Overton High School Auditorium

4820 Franklin Road

Nashville, TN 37220



Performances from Oliver Middle School students, Nashville School of the Arts students and Overton High School students. Dr. Joseph will present videos related to the good work in MNPS and the budget needs.


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