MNPS taps Wiltshire as early learning innovation director

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.

 

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