As Metro Nashville Public Schools continues to ramp up staffing, another slate of veteran educators have been named to principal assignments for the 2010-11 school year.
Alex Green, Charlotte Park, Gower and Lockeland elementary schools will all have new leaders for the next school year. All five new leaders have more than 15 years of education experience, within MNPS and in other school districts across the nation.
Rebecca Broadrick comes to Alex Green Elementary from Baldwin County, Ala., where she spent time as an elementary school classroom teacher, an assistant principal, and as a coordinator for gifted education.
Veteran MNPS leader Constance Hayes will take over at Charlotte Park Elementary. She spent 28 years in Metro kindergarten classrooms before shifting to administration in 2002.
Steven Cagle brings 29 years of classroom and administrative experience to the principalship at Gower Elementary. In 2004, he moved from the classroom to serve as assistant principal at Margaret Allen Middle School. The next year, he assumed the same position at Dalewood Middle. When Dalewood closed, Cagle moved to Stratton Elementary School to serve as the assistant principal.
Joining Cagle at Gower will be Susie Bateman, who has been in education for 28 years. While her career began in a private school, the past 24 years have been with MNPS.
Former Eakin Elementary teacher Christie Conyers Lewis returns to Metro as principal at Lockeland Elementary Design Center. She rejoins MNPS from Glenn L. Martin Elementary School in Crossville, Tenn., where she has spent the past two years as principal. Lewis began her career in education as a second- and fourth-grade teacher.