Gary Mitchell enjoys his work with Metro Nashville Public Schools so much so that he decided to take on double duties. Mitchell serves not only as an educational assistant in a Pre-K classroom at Napier Elementary School, but is also the lead custodian there, too.
Mitchell, who has been with the district since 2003, started his career at Napier as a custodian. He recalls the encouragement he received from the head custodian at the time, who he said saw something special in him.
The Metropolitan Nashville Office of Internal Audit released its report addressing questions about the district’s compliance or non-compliance with particular purchasing policies, federal regulations, and state law, within the context of the allegations that were made. Of the 18 allegations made against MNPS, 16 were unsubstantiated, and the two which were substantiated were clearly explained.
Black History Month provides an opportunity to highlight the amazing contributions of the African-American community and connect it to intentional learning about that history. Students at Eakin Elementary School recently hosted their 3rd annual Black History Live Wax Museum event selecting notable Black figures to celebrate and share with others what they learned.