Metro Schools celebrates new class of retirees

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On Tuesday, May 16, Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) celebrated more than 240 employees as they ended their chapter with MNPS and began a new one: retirement.

This year’s class of retirees represents more than 1.1 million hours of service to MNPS over the 20, 30 or 40+ years these employees served.

Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, alongside Board of Education members Anna Shepherd, chair, and Jill Speering, vice chair, and Deborah Story, executive officer of human resources and talent services, were on-hand to celebrate these dedicated employees and thank them for their service to our students, our schools and our district.

Dr. Joseph recognized the impact their work has made and the legacy that will remain after they leave, regardless of what area of the organization the employee served in.

“Thank you for staying up late to grade papers, thank you for getting up early to prepare your bus, thank you for helping that new student find his or her way to class or make sure they are not alone at lunch - no matter what your position, thank you for your service to this district,” Dr. Joseph said.

MNPS extends its deepest gratitude and genuine thanks to these employees. Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to MNPS and congratulations on your next chapter.

To Our Retirees:

As you end your career with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, we wish to extend our thanks for the work you have accomplished, the friendships you have shared and the dedication you have shown. We offer our best wishes as you begin a new chapter in your life.

Click here to see and download the retirees' photos.