Walmart donates more than $12M in food value to Second Harvest
Walmart and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee have announced the former has provided the latter with more than $12 million value in food donations during the past 18 months, more than $1 million in grants since 2008, and volunteers for more than 40 recent Mobile Pantry food distribution events.
In Tennessee, the Walmart Foundation donated more than $33 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Tennessee during the last fiscal year, including donations of more than 17 million pounds of food and 15 million meals to local food banks.
Healthspek adds Seaborn
Nashville-based personal health management app company Healthspek has added Bryan Seaborn as a senior software developer.
Seaborn will produce some Healthspek components in-house, while serving as a liaison with external developers.
A Canadian native, Seaborn spent his early professional years working with Alberta-based companion care company Greystoke. He has been involved in the development of at least 10 mobile apps available today.
Seaborn studied business and marketing at Lethbridge College in Alberta before joining Greystoke.
“We are constantly working to enhance our personal health management app based on user feedback, and Bryan will play a lead role in bringing new functionality to life,” Bruce LeFew, Healthspek co-founder, said in a release. “Our product is designed to be totally customizable, allowing the user to add ‘speks’ that make the app tailored to their personal needs. If a function makes Healthspek more valuable to our community, then we will build it.”
Metro Schools adds nine lead principals
The Metro Department of Education has announced the addition of nine lead principals.
The lead principals supervise small networks of schools and their principals. They are responsible for accelerating progress by leading through example, evaluating principals and sharing effective practices. Those best practices are to be replicated and adapted across schools in their networks.
The system now has 16 lead principals supervising all middle and high schools and half of the elementary schools in the district.
“These are the kinds of leaders we want more of in our schools,” Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register said in a release. “They have shown academic growth in their own students and built positive, supportive school cultures. We need their leadership, but we also don’t want to lose them to central office. It just makes sense to have them stay in their own schools while also spreading success to others.”
The new lead principals are as follows:
• Sam Braden – JFK Middle Prep
* Jeanna Collins – Oliver Middle Prep
* Connie Gwinn – H.G. Hill Middle Prep
* Jon Hubble – Apollo Middle Prep
* Antoinette Williams – Gra-Mar Middle Prep
* Steven Breese – Westmeade Elementary School
* Constance Hayes – Charlotte Park Elementary School
* James Urquhart – Norman Binkley Elementary School
* Patti Yon – Dan Mills Elementary School
They join seven other lead principals already in place across the district:
* Steve Ball – East Nashville Magnet School
* Kimber Halliburton – Harpeth Valley Elementary School
* Terry Shrader – Hillsboro High School
* Debra Smith – Jones Paideia Elementary School
* Robbin Wall – McGavock High School
* Bill Warren – The Academy at Old Cockrill
* Clint Wilson – Glencliff High School
All lead principals get extra money in their respective school budgets that can be used to pay for an additional assistant principal or other resources. By 2015-16, every Metro school will be in a lead principal network.
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