We are proud to announce that the following Governor’s Academy for School Leadership fellows have been promoted to school and district leadership positions. Congratulations to these outstanding leaders!
- LaToya Avery, Brighton Elementary School principal, Tipton County
- David Ayers, Lara Kendall Elementary principal, Lake County
- Melissa Brock, H.Y. Livesay Middle School principal, Claiborne County
- Kevin Dawson, West Wilson Middle School principal, Wilson County
- Patty Franks, Summertown High School, Lawrence County
- Sarah Gray, Mosheim School principal, Greene County
- Jordan Hughes, Boones Creek Middle School principal, Washington County
- Holly Kidder, Supervisor of Instruction, Sweetwater City Schools
- Bubba Winningham, Algood Middle School principal, Putnam County
The Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL) is a unique partnership between the Tennessee Governor’s Office, Department of Education, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, and local school districts. It consists of a cohort of 20-25 assistant principals from across Tennessee who participate in a one-year leadership development experience aimed at increasing school leadership capacity and supporting individual growth toward becoming a highly effective building principal. The program is anchored in practice-based mentorship, in-depth feedback cycles, and tailored training sessions. The mission of the program is to prepare a cohort of transformational school leaders who will improve school effectiveness/performance and unlock educational opportunities for all students.