Board of Education

The Metropolitan Nashville

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.


 

Public Participation Sign-up for board of education meeting

All speakers are limited to three minutes. The length of time may change at the chair’s discretion. For additional information please see the Board Appearance Guidelines.

*Note: October 8, 2019 School Board meeting is canceled. The next opportunity to address the School Board will be November 12.


Meet Your Board Members

DR. SHARON GENTRY    District 1   6108 Beals Lane Nashville, TN 37218   615-268-5269   GentryforDistrict1@outlook.com

DR. SHARON GENTRY

District 1

6108 Beals Lane
Nashville, TN 37218

615-268-5269
GentryforDistrict1@outlook.com

RACHAEL ANNE ELROD    District 2   5373 Trousdale Drive Nashville, TN 37220  615-669-2029  elrodforschools@gmail.com

RACHAEL ANNE ELROD

District 2

5373 Trousdale Drive
Nashville, TN 37220

615-669-2029
elrodforschools@gmail.com

JILL SPEERING    District 3   1033 Falls Avenue Madison, TN 37115   615-562-5234   jill.speering@mnps.org

JILL SPEERING

District 3

1033 Falls Avenue
Madison, TN 37115

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


ANNA SHEPHERD,   Chair    District 4   4545 Raccoon Trail Hermitage, TN 37076   615-210-3768   anna.shepherd@mnps.org

ANNA SHEPHERD, Chair

District 4

4545 Raccoon Trail
Hermitage, TN 37076

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

CHRISTIANE BUGGS    District 5   421 Fisk Street Nashville, TN 37203   615-525-5371   cbuggs@mnps.org

CHRISTIANE BUGGS

District 5

421 Fisk Street
Nashville, TN 37203

615-525-5371
cbuggs@mnps.org

FRAN BUSH    District 6   100 Took Drive Antioch, TN 37013  615-569-7301  franbush5@gmail.com

FRAN BUSH

District 6

100 Took Drive
Antioch, TN 37013

615-569-7301
franbush5@gmail.com


WILL PINKSTON (Resigned effective 9/30/2019)    District 7   937 Battlefield Drive  Nashville, TN 37204   615-298-5787   will@pinkstonforschools.com

WILL PINKSTON
(Resigned effective 9/30/2019)

District 7

937 Battlefield Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

615-298-5787
will@pinkstonforschools.com

GINI PUPO-WALKER    District 8   2309 Bernard Avenue  Nashville, TN 37212   615-714-7043   virginia.pupo-walker@mnps.org

GINI PUPO-WALKER

District 8

2309 Bernard Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

615-714-7043
virginia.pupo-walker@mnps.org

AMY FROGGE,   Vice Chair    District 9   7237 Riverfront Drive Nashville, TN 37221   615-521-5650   amy.frogge@mnps.org

AMY FROGGE, Vice Chair

District 9

7237 Riverfront Drive
Nashville, TN 37221

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