Overton Assistant Principal selected for Governor’s Academy for School Leadership

Salgado.Beatriz Overton High School's Beatriz Salgado is one of 24 assistant principals in Tennessee selected to participate in the Governor's Academy for School Leadership.

The Governor's Academy for School Leadership includes once a month training sessions, a week-long summer institute at Vanderbilt University, an internship, and one-on-one coaching sessions. Upon completion of the fellowship, participants pursue placement as a school principal locally, according to the program's website.

The one-year fellowship program is part of a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education, Vanderbilt's Peabody College and local school districts. The partnership aims to build a pipeline of highly-trained school principals for districts and improve school effectiveness and performance.

Read the Governor's Academy for School Leadership introduction of Salgado on its website:

Beatriz is an assistant principal at Overton High School in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Prior to becoming an assistant principal, she was a school counselor for MNPS and a classroom teacher in El Paso, TX. Beatriz earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, a master’s degree in school counseling from Middle Tennessee State University, and most recently completed the administrative licensure program at Lipscomb University. One of her recent accomplishments is the addition of a new pathway to the Engineering Academy that will be available to students in fall 2017.

In addition, through her leadership, programs such as Pioneros, ESCALERA, and 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee have partnered with Overton and are providing leadership development and academic support for students. Beatriz is actively involved with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition to bring tuition equality to Tennessee. She is also part of the Latino Education Coalition to ensure rigorous and high quality instruction for Latino students in Nashville.