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May 25th, 2023

CMCSS Administrative Appointments for May 2023

Montgomery Central Elementary School Principal Emily Vaughn has been selected as the Principal of Montgomery Central Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a Director of Elementary Schools. “I was born and raised across the river on a century-old cattle farm, a stone’s throw from Montgomery Central where I attended from first through sixth grades,” stated Vaughn. “I was so excited to do my student teaching at Central and serve as the assistant principal for Mrs. Grant who was my principal when I was a student and student teacher. I am excited to be returning home!” Previous leadership experience in CMCSS includes, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal of Sango Elementary School, and assistant principal at Moore Magnet Elementary and Montgomery Central Elementary schools. Vaughn joined CMCSS in 1998 as a classroom teacher. She earned her M.A.Ed. in Instructional Leadership and her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Austin Peay State University. Glenellen Elementary School Assistant Principal Monica Matthews has been selected as an assistant principal at Glenellen Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a special education teacher at Ringgold Elementary School. Matthews began her career with CMCSS in 2018 and has 22 years of experience teaching special education and serving as a building lead in CMCSS and Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is a graduate of CMCSS’ Aspiring Administrators Academy and has served in numerous school-level leadership roles. Matthews earned her Ed.S. in Special Education and M.S.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University and her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville State University. Additionally, she received her administrative endorsement from Carson-Newman University. Pisgah Elementary School Assistant Principal Amelia Castleberry has been selected as an assistant principal at Pisgah Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a fifth-grade Multi-Classroom Leader at Pisgah. She began her career […]

May 23rd, 2023

Dad’s Actively Participating Sends a Positive Message to Northeast Elementary Students

Northeast Elementary School began the Dad’s Actively Participating program, allowing students’ fathers, grandfathers, and more to apply to serve as volunteers.

May 11th, 2023

End-of-Year Updates and Reminders for Families

As we wrap up the 2022-2023 school year, please see below for a few updates and reminders: Calendar Reminders May 19, 22-23 – High School Exams Wednesday, May 24 – Last Half Day of School May 24-27 – High School Graduations (Click here for info on livestreaming) Monday, August 7 – First Half Day of the 2023-2024 School Year Visit cmcss.net/calendars to view calendars for upcoming school years. Jostens is generously sponsoring the CMCSS printed calendar for next school year! We hope to have calendars delivered to homes by the end of July.  Communication/Technology Updates CMCSS is announcing three exciting updates that will begin next school year: ParentSquare: CMCSS will be transitioning its mass notification service from SchoolMessenger to ParentSquare. ParentSquare provides families with improved options to receive communications from schools and the District when and how families want to receive them, with translations in 100+ languages. Phone calls will still be available for emergencies or other urgent communications, but families will primarily receive communications via text, email, and the ParentSquare app and/or desktop version. Additionally, ParentSquare will provide a platform for translatable, two-way communications between educators and parents/guardians and open mass notification access for teachers to families of students in their classes. All families will receive invitations via text and email to join ParentSquare over the summer. StopFinder: If your child does not ride CMCSS transportation, please disregard. During the 2022-2023 school year, CMCSS piloted StopFinder on a few campuses. The StopFinder app uses GPS tracking information to determine the location of a school bus along its route. StopFinder provides real-time information on where your child’s bus is as they travel to and from school. In 2023-2024, CMCSS will be expanding StopFinder access to all families across the District. For details on StopFinder, click here. Families will receive an […]

May 4th, 2023

Academies of CMCSS Provide a Variety of Summer Camps

Students in 3rd – 9th grade can explore several summer cams.

April 28th, 2023

CMCSS Administrative Appointments Announced in April 2023

Administrative Announcements in April 2023

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CMCSS Administrator Appointments Announced in March 2023

The following appointments were announced in March.

March 21st, 2023

CMCSS Will Host Its Largest Teacher Job Fair of the Year on March 30

CMCSS is hiring over 100 teachers.

Willis Social Worker with Group March 15th, 2023

The Process of Rebuilding. How school social workers are part of the solution. (Part Two)

In response to the increased need for student social-emotional support, CMCSS hired nine district social workers in 2022. This small team has made great strides and continues to focus on building connections as a way to combat the struggles students experience. “Sometimes there can be trauma behind all of that anger that we don’t know about,” said Tomecia Slade, a Lead District Social Worker for the district. “There can be some deep-rooted issues going on.” In 2021-2022, CMCSS saw a rise in negative student behavior. After reviewing the data, CMCSS found that a small percentage of students were contributing to recurring negative behavior patterns. It was not widespread, but it had a systemic effect on the schools. What was contributing to this spike in behavior? There is not a single cause. After meeting with students, social workers often find some type of dysfunction, including fighting in the family, sickness, loss of employment, rise in social media use, financial strain, or similar circumstances play a role. “We have students that will seek attention,” said Slade. “That’s going to cause them to act out or run out of the classroom. Those negative things sometimes are going to show up as a way of getting what they want or need. If there is a void somewhere, it is going to show up.” The district social workers are a new resource to CMCSS, and schools are growing accustomed to their presence. The team typically receives referrals through school counselors, teachers, or school-level staff. They work closely with the Families in Transition (FIT) Team and the Student Success Coaches. Alicia Willis, one of the district social workers assigned to Greenwood Alternative School, explains how they approach a new situation. “It’s nice for people to have a healthy understanding that social workers come in to assess […]

March 15th, 2023

CMCSS hired nine District Social Workers in 2022. Have they made an impact? (Part One)

In 2022, CMCSS added nine district social workers to its roster…

March 13th, 2023

CMCSS 2023-2024 Kindergarten Kick-off Set for April 4

Elementary Schools will host an event for incoming kindergarten families on Tuesday, April 4.