The Tennessee Department of Education has selected the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System as one of six districts to be named as an Exemplary ACCESS District. ACCESS is the acronym for All Children are Challenged and Equipped for Success in School. CMCSS was recognized for its intensive work and exceptional dedication to providing ACCESS for all students to high quality instruction and intervention over the past two years through the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). This designation is based on training participation data, dedication to the grant design, improvements in teaching methods, improvements in Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) quality, improvements in reading screener scores, and efforts to expand the trainings systemwide. The department is announced this recognition during two sessions at the Partners in Education (PIE) Conference this January. This work has given CMCSS the opportunity to partner with TDOE and 29 other districts across the state as we impact each student in every facet of their education in the least restrictive setting. This dedication to our educators and students has, and will continue to, positively affect all students in CMCSS for many years to come. These efforts are helping to ensure that All Children are Challenged and Equipped for Success in School. District SPDG supervisor Rebecca Britt and SPDG facilitators Elaine Hoffert and Debbie Jones, are dedicated to continued opportunities for schools to participate in SPDG 1.0 and 2.0 trainings as schools continue to build upon the success of the grant and create positive, motivating, empowering learning environments throughout the district.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System offers several nontraditional schools and programs of choice for students. Additionally, specific grade levels in seven elementary schools and two middle schools are available for open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board on first reading at the Dec. 4, 2018 School Board Study Session heard the recommendation that no changes be made to the elementary, middle, or high school zone lines for the 2019-2020 school year.
Clarksville Teaching Fellows (CTF) is seeking current Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) classified employees with at least a bachelor’s degree and no teaching certification who desire to become high-performing teachers. This program is made possible through a partnership between CMCSS and the Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR). There are a limited number of positions for the 2019-2020 cohort. Application deadline: Jan. 7, 2019 Clarksville Teaching Fellows one-year program includes: – An 8-week internship so that you can decide if CTF and NTR are right for you – Rigorous, hands-on night classes taught in Nashville by NTR to complement classroom work in CMCSS – Mentoring, coaching and support from NTR staff and experienced CMCSS educators Teacher Placement: We guarantee a full-time teaching position at a CMCSS school for all CTF graduates. Our Ideal Fellows: Successful candidates are talented, ambitious, hardworking and socially committed individuals who are devoted to teaching in CMCSS after completing the CTF and NTR program. Informational Meetings: Nov. 27, 4:00 p.m. at New Providence Middle School & Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m. at Kenwood Middle School For more information, contact [email protected] CTF Application 2019-2020 CTF Reference Request 2019-2020
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library offers technology cards for each student in Montgomery County. This card allows students to access library services including R.E.A.D.S., Freegal, Mango, Universal Class, Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), Tumblebooks and more.
James “O’Bee” O’Bryant has been selected as Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation, replacing Abby Binkley who was named Assistant Principal at Glenellen Elementary School. O’Bryant currently is Vice President of Development for Progressive Directions where he has been since 2015. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Clarksville Area YMCA, where he was responsible for overseeing a $3.2 million budget. His experience includes fundraising for an annual giving campaign, totaling $260,000; and securing grant funding of more than $100,000. In total, he has more than 20 years of experience in not-for-profit leadership. He earned his B.S. from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He will be joining the staff full-time Oct. 29.
Melanie Steinlage, who has served as the academic coach at Byrns Darden Elementary, has been appointed to the position of assistant principal, replacing Dr. Nabraunda Jackson who is now principal at the school. She has worked in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System since 2010, first as a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary, then as an academic coach at Hazelwood, and most recently at Byrns Darden. She earned her M.S. in educational leadership K-12 from the University of Tennessee at Martin and her B.S. in elementary education K-6 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has completed McREL leadership training and three Kagan professional development trainings.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools received good news on Tennessee’s school data release with 16 of its schools performing in the state’s top five percent and being named “Reward” schools. “We are very proud that our students are staying the course to make academic achievement and progress,” said Director of Schools Millard House II. “We owe a debt of thanks to our teachers, administrators and classified staff for keeping the focus on student learning. And, we cannot overlook the great support we receive from students’ families and the community.” The 2017-18 Reward Schools for CMCSS include: Barksdale Elementary, Byrns Darden Elementary, Montgomery Central Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, East Montgomery Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Sango Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, West Creek Elementary, Carmel Elementary, Rossview Elementary, Pisgah Elementary, Oakland Elementary, Northeast Middle School and Middle College High School at Austin Peay State University. CMCSS had 11 of its schools on the Reward School designation list for the previous year.
Two CMCSS elementary principal appointments were announced Tuesday afternoon. Jessica Harris has been appointed principal at Minglewood Elementary School; and, Nabraunda Jackson has been named principal at Byrns Darden Elementary School.
Buddi Sueriro-Dean has been chosen to fill the assistant principal position shared between Burt and Oakland Elementary Schools. Ms. Sueriro-Dean has 19 years of teaching experience, with the last three years at Oakland Elementary and previous experience at Glenellen Elementary. She earned her Education Specialist degree from Austin Peay and her master’s in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. Her bachelor’s degree is in health and human performance with a minor in education from Austin Peay. She completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy as well as CMCSS Leadership I and II.