Board of Education

The Metropolitan Board of Public Education

The school board represents the public's voice in public education, providing oversight for what the public schools need and what the community wants. An effective school board plays an important watchdog role in keeping your local school on track, and setting policies that affect your child and your school.

Board role and organization: The Metropolitan Board of Public Education consists of nine elected members, one member being elected from each of the nine school districts. The term of office is four years with the terms so staggered that no less than four members are elected every two years. 
In addition, two student advisor representatives from the Student Advisory Council serve with the Board. The Board is engaged in Policy Governance which is a form of governing that requires the Board to set goals as it relates to End Results for students, engage in Board development, and hold the Director of Schools accountable for meeting its goals.

Regular meetings of the Board of Public Education are held at the Administration Building of Metropolitan Public Schools, 2601 Bransford Avenue, at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Members of the public are invited to speak to the Board at this meeting. 

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, the Board holds Work sessions. These meetings are open to the public and are televised on Metro 3, a local cable community access channel.


Meet Your Board Members

DR. SHARON GENTRY 6108 Beals Lane Nashville, TN 37218 615-268-5269 gentryfordistrict1@comcast.net

DR. SHARON GENTRY

6108 Beals Lane
Nashville, TN 37218

615-268-5269
gentryfordistrict1@comcast.net

DR. JOANN BRANNON 5444 San Marcos Dr.  Nashville, TN 37220 615-833-5976 joann.brannon@mnps.org

DR. JOANN BRANNON

5444 San Marcos Dr. 
Nashville, TN 37220

615-833-5976
joann.brannon@mnps.org

JILL SPEERING VICE CHAIR 1033 Falls Avenue Madison, TN 37115 615-562-5234 jill.speering@mnps.org  

JILL SPEERING
VICE CHAIR

1033 Falls Avenue
Madison, TN 37115

615-562-5234
jill.speering@mnps.org

 

 
ANNA SHEPHERD CHAIR OF THE BOARD 4545 Raccoon Trail Hermitage, TN 37076 615-210-3768 anna.shepherd@mnps.org

ANNA SHEPHERD
CHAIR OF THE BOARD

4545 Raccoon Trail
Hermitage, TN 37076

615-210-3768
anna.shepherd@mnps.org

CHRISTIANE BUGGS 421 Fisk Street Nashville, TN 37203  615-525-5371 cbuggs@mnps.org

CHRISTIANE BUGGS

421 Fisk Street
Nashville, TN 37203

 615-525-5371
cbuggs@mnps.org

TYESE HUNTER 2433 Evanfield Court Antioch, TN 37013 615-739-8068 tyese.hunter@mnps.org

TYESE HUNTER

2433 Evanfield Court
Antioch, TN 37013

615-739-8068
tyese.hunter@mnps.org

 
WILL PINKSTON 937 Battlefield Drive Nashville, TN 37204 615-298-5787 will@pinkstonforschools.com

WILL PINKSTON

937 Battlefield Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

615-298-5787
will@pinkstonforschools.com

MARY PIERCE 4329 Wallace Lane Nashville, TN 37215 615-310-9772 mary@pierceforschools.org

MARY PIERCE

4329 Wallace Lane
Nashville, TN 37215

615-310-9772
mary@pierceforschools.org

AMY FROGGE 7237 Riverfront Drive Nashville, TN 37221 615-521-5650 amy.frogge@mnps.org

AMY FROGGE

7237 Riverfront Drive
Nashville, TN 37221

615-521-5650
amy.frogge@mnps.org