Get to Know Your School Board Candidates | Nashville Now
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With early voting beginning July 17 and Election Day on August 6, several incumbent members and candidates are running to serve our students and our community on the Metro Nashville School Board.


We believe it is of utmost importance to have a functional School Board in sync with its Director of Schools and our Mayor, together offering a clear vision, a plan, and leadership fully focused on improving academic outcomes for ALL students.


Please join us in getting to know more about each of the candidates and the important role the School Board plays in determining the future success and direction for our Metro schools, staff, and students.

The Candidates

Each candidate was asked to fill out a Candidate Questionnaire. Click on each candidate’s name below to see where they stand on the issues.

District 5

A Great Education for ALL Students Depends on Great Leadership

The Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) board is composed of nine members, each representing one of the nine Metropolitan Nashville school districts, who are elected by the the voters to serve four-year terms.


Now more than ever, our community depends on strong school board leadership to ensure our schools can succeed during these extraordinarily challenging times and are working to expand and improve educational opportunities for all of Nashville’s students.


NashvilleNOW is pleased to share this series of short white papers about the important roles and responsibilities the School Board plays in expanding and improving educational opportunities in our community.

The White Papers