MNPS launched the Academies of Nashville in 2006; the program has been instrumental in improving attendance and graduation rates. Academies programs have developed partnerships with more than 375 area businesses, and those partners have donated in excess of $9.2 million and more than 100,000 volunteer hours to work with students since 2010.
A committee composed of school district, Nashville Area Chamber and PENCIL Foundation leadership selected nominees for each of the 15 categories. More than 300 educators and business partners voted for a nominee in each category through an online ballot.
Congratulations to our 2015 winners!
Academy Partnership of the Year: Media & Communications Partnership Council – Audio Engineering Society and the Academy of Entertainment Communications, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School
Academy Partnership of the Year: Marketing & IT Partnership Council – Fifth Third Bank and the Academy of Business and Consumer Services, Maplewood High School
Academy Partnership of the Year: Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology – Hands On Nashville and the Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning, Glencliff High School
Academy Partnership of the Year: Health & Public Services Partnership Council – Lipscomb University, College of Pharmacy and the Academy of Health Sciences, Overton High School
Academy Partnership of the Year: Hospitality & Tourism Partnership Council – Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and the Gaylord Entertainment Academy of Hospitality, McGavock High School
Externship Project of the Year - sponsored by The Memorial Foundation - St. Thomas Health Services, American Cancer Society, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Red Cross of Middle Tennessee and the Academy of Sports Medicine & Wellness, Maplewood High School
Freshman Academy of the Year - Glencliff Freshman Academy
Academy of the Year - Presented by IDS - Stratford STEM Magnet, Academy of Science and Engineering
Teacher of the Year (CTE or Thematic Pathway) - Presented by Deloitte - Todd Young, Academy of Entertainment Communication, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet
Teacher of the Year (General & Global Education) - Elijah Ammen, STEM Magnet Academy of National Safety & Security Technologies, Stratford STEM Magnet
Team Leader of the Year - Danette McMillan, Academy of Business & Customer Services, Maplewood High SchoolCounselor of the Year - Amanda Springer, CMT Academy of Digital Design & Communication, McGavock High School
Coach of the Year - Jennifer Berry, Stratford STEM Magnet
Assistant Principal of the Year - Presented by Altria - Janet Wallace, Academy of Science & Engineering, Stratford STEM Magnet
Executive Principal of the Year - Presented by Altria - Adrienne Koger, Antioch High School
Educators celebrate at the 2015 Academies of Nashville Awards. For more photos from the event, click here.