Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has named Gregory Stewart and James Bailey as principals at two Metro high schools.
Stewart, who currently is principal at I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet will replace Bob Wilson, who plans to retire as principal at Nashville School of Arts at the end of the school year, while Bailey is set to succeed Karl Lang as principal at Whites Creek High School, according to MNPS.
Stewart began his career as a teacher for Transylvania County Schools, Stanly County Schools and Hickory City Schools, all in North Carolina. In 1996, Stewart moved to Nashville and taught at Whites Creek High School, Cameron Middle School, DuPont Hadley Middle School and Martha Vaught Middle School. He also served as assistant principal at Head Middle Magnet.
Bailey currently serves as assistant principal at Hillsboro High School, where he has worked to improve students’ success in the International Business and Communications Academy. He began his work in Metro Schools as a seventh-grade teacher at Jere Baxter Middle School. In 2008, Bailey moved to Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School as dean of students and was later promoted to academy principal of the Business and Communications Academy.
Lang will serve as principal at Baxter Alternative Learning Center for the new school year. Lang will replace Bill Fellman who is expected to be the new principal for The Academy at Opry Mills.