Adlee (Faith) Manion, an English teacher at Nashville School of the Arts, has been awarded the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” designation for the 2018-2019 school year – an honor voted on by the faculty, staff and administrators at her school.
“I am humbled because there are so many teachers who are deserving of this same honor,” Manion said. “I am very appreciative.”
Education has proven more than a passion for Manion. She views teaching as transformative to students and gives it credit for her own success.
“My success is certainly a testament to the educators in my life who taught me that a K-12 career is not only about the academic skills but the social-emotional and life skills needed to press onward in my life and achieve my goals and dreams,” she said.
Gary Mitchell enjoys his work with Metro Nashville Public Schools so much so that he decided to take on double duties. Mitchell serves not only as an educational assistant in a Pre-K classroom at Napier Elementary School, but is also the lead custodian there, too.
Mitchell, who has been with the district since 2003, started his career at Napier as a custodian. He recalls the encouragement he received from the head custodian at the time, who he said saw something special in him.
The Metropolitan Nashville Office of Internal Audit released its report addressing questions about the district’s compliance or non-compliance with particular purchasing policies, federal regulations, and state law, within the context of the allegations that were made. Of the 18 allegations made against MNPS, 16 were unsubstantiated, and the two which were substantiated were clearly explained.