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Adrienne Battle

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Dr. Adrienne Battle is the superintendent of Metro Nashville Public Schools. She has spent almost her entire career at MNPS, previously serving as a math, reading and language arts teacher; an assistant principal, academic principal and executive principal; a turnaround coach for principals of the district’s priority schools; and as a community superintendent overseeing all schools in the Southeast quadrant of the city as well as high schools across the district. A Nashville native, Dr. Battle is a graduate of the district’s John Overton High School, Missouri State University and Tennessee State University, where she earned her master’s, education specialist and doctorate degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision. She was named the Professional Educators of Tennessee’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year, and in 2021 she was named the Tennessee Principals Association’s Supervisor of the Year and received the Nashville NAACP’s Legacy Award. In 2015 she received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award in Support of Excellence in Tennessee Secondary Leadership from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a result of leading Antioch High School to become the first zoned high school ever to be named a Tennessee Reward School, the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee.

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Events featuring Adrienne Battle
Events featuring Adrienne Battle