Middle School Principals Appointed for 2013-14

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is preparing for the 2013-2014 school year with new principal appointments for select middle schools. Dr. Damon Cathey will lead DuPont Tyler Middle School. Cathey returns to Metro Schools from the Tribal Group, where he served as director of school reform, chief academic officer and a project leader in Tribal’s assessment of Metro Schools. Before working for Tribal, Cathey was an assistant superintendent in Kingsport, Tenn., and a charter school director in New Mexico. His career started right here in Nashville where he spent 13 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.

Charles McReynolds will be the principal for upper grades (7-8) at Brick Church Middle School. McReynolds brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position, serving more than 11 years as an assistant principal. He worked as a physical education teacher at Murrell School and Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School. He has a bachelor’s from Trevecca Nazerene University and a master’s from Tennessee State University.

Dr. Sharon Braden will take over as principal at Brick Church Alternative Learning Center (ALC) (formerly Baxter ALC). Dr. Braden has served Metro Schools for 24 years, including 14 as an administrator. She most recently served as principal at McCann ALC and has a proven track record of raising academic achievement. At Brick Church she will focus on students’ social and emotional needs while improving academic performance through project-based learning. Dr. Braden holds an educational doctorate from Tennessee State University, where she is also an adjunct professor.