Metro Nashville's next superintendent is slated to make more money than the next mayor, the governor and the education commissioner — assuming the school board sticks to or builds upon outgoing Director of Schools Jesse Register's $266,000 annual salary.
Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Dr. Jesse Register has named Lisa Wiltshire as the director of early learning innovation.
Wiltshire will oversee the development of the district’s new early learning centers at Ross Elementary, Bordeaux Elementary and Casa Azafrán.
“Quality early learning experiences provide students a solid academic foundation,” Wiltshire said in a release. “Our investment in pre-K will help our schools achieve excellence. We have a bold vision to ensure every child in Nashville who wants or needs it has access to a high-quality, affordable pre-K by 2018.”
Through a partnership with the Vanderbilt University Peabody Research Institute, the early learning team will study and implement best practices and create recommendations for scaling them to all Metro pre-K classrooms.
Previously the assistant to the MNPS director for strategic planning and management, Wiltshire earned a master’s degree in education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Her master’s program work included a special course of studies at Peabody.
Wiltshire is the wife of Matt Wiltshire, who serves as director of Metro’s Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development.
The relationship and communication between the Metro Schools board and the Service Employees International Union are growing ever more sour. The union on Monday filed suit against Director of Schools Jesse Register and the nine-member board over the recent recission of the district's labor negotiations policy. Joey Garrison has the details.
The Metro Nashville Board of Education will later this month formally consider giving Superintendent Jesse Register a three-year extenstion to the contract that is set to expire next year. Register, who came to Nashville two years ago, would not get a raise under the proposal.
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