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Welcome Jay Steele! Executive Director of The Great Lakes College and Career Pathways InitiativePosted on April 7, 2016 at 4:44pm

Jay SteeleDr. Jay Steele has joined us as Executive Director for the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Initiative. Previously, Jay was the former chief academic officer for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, where he was responsible for the education of 86,000+ students in 150 schools, and his comprehensive redesign of Nashville’s high school became a national model.

To transform the twelve-zoned high schools into wall-to-wall academies branded The Academies of Nashville, he worked with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and over 350 business partners.

During Jay’s tenure, the graduation rate reached to an all-time high, high school achievement scores increased in every tested area, ACT scores rose, and daily attendance climbed to a high of 94%. You can follow Jay on twitter at @JaySun36.


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