New Metro Director of Schools to spend time in Nashville prior to start date

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Newly-hired Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph will spend time in Nashville ahead of his first day on the job.

Dr. Joseph officially starts his new role as Director of Schools on July 1.

He is expected to announce dates for “Listen and Learn” sessions in all nine school board districtsprior to that start date.MORE: Metro Director of Schools search

A release from the school district states that Dr. Joseph is working to develop a plan for his first 100 days as director. He will meet with board and community members to work on the plan.

Officials report that he is also assembling a transition team to advise his understanding of the district.

Dr. Joseph’s hire will give Metro Schools a director for the first time since June 2015.

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