Dr. Jill Pittman

MPFNashville Leaders

We are so thankful organizations like the Public Education Foundation exist. Their ability to cut through the chatter and mobilize the community in big ways to support and scale what works is desperately needed and … Read More

Ben Folds

MPFNashville Leaders

As a graduate of public schools myself, I know the power of a great public education. I earnestly hope Nashville will set the rhythm for the nation in demonstrating what’s possible when an entire community … Read More

Joe Galante

MPFNashville Leaders

The Public Education Foundation has been a critical partner in helping us insure our investment in Metro Schools is having the right kind of impact. They understand where we’re coming from and help make sure … Read More

Dr. Jesse Register

MPFNashville Leaders

The Public Education Foundation is at the heart of Nashville’s ability to harness the great talent, creativity and financial support of this community to bring about lasting change and improvement of our schools. Their involvement … Read More

Brenda Wynn

MPFNashville Leaders

From parents to CEOs, the music industry to high tech, South Nashville to North Nashville, the Foundation has proven itself the glue necessary to bring the city together behind public school excellence. Brenda Wynn, Davidson … Read More

Orrin Ingram

MPFNashville Leaders

There are many good organizations working to improve our public schools but few have their eyes so clearly trained on real, transformational change. Orrin Ingram, CEO Ingram Industries

Ralph Schulz

MPFNashville Leaders

There is no issue more important to this community’s overall prosperity than education. That’s why the Chamber has made that our No. 1 priority. We are fortunate to have such a strong partner in the … Read More

Shani Dowell

MPFNashville Leaders

We are so thankful organizations like the Public Education Foundation exist. Communities like Nashville need independent voices that cut through the chatter and mobilize the community in big ways to support and scale what works … Read More

Terri Patton

MPFNashville Leaders

I see firsthand the impact the Nashville Public Education Foundation is having. There’s just no reason every school in Metro can’t be excellent, but it will take everyone doing their part. The foundation makes that … Read More

Phil Bredesen

MPFNashville Leaders

The issue of public education is both important and emotional; good people can and do strongly disagree. The Nashville Public Education Foundation plays a vital role in helping Nashville come together to support its public … Read More

Karl Dean

MPFNashville Leaders

Nashville is fortunate to have such strong private-sector support for its public schools, especially at a time when Nashville is at the forefront of national education reform efforts. The Foundation plays a critical role in … Read More

Brenda Wynn

MPFRESET

I am a proud graduate of Metro Nashville Public Schools; however, as I think about our great city’s future, I worry that the conversation around making our schools better often becomes too polarized and narrow. … Read More

Dr. Ron L. Woodard

MPFRESET

As a school leader, I am on the front lines of the education challenges in this city. These issues can be solved only when educators, business leaders, civic and faith leaders, and parents mutually agree … Read More

David Williams

MPFRESET

I got involved in this project early on because I’ve seen what happens when communities lose confidence in their public schools. I don’t want that to happen in Nashville – we’re better than that. We … Read More

Renata Soto

MPFRESET

What we do about education over the next five years says everything about who we are as a city and whether we can sustain our status as one of the country’s leading communities. But to … Read More

Tom Sherrard

MPFRESET

Twenty-one years ago, the residents of Nashville came together in an unprecedented way to set our sights on what ideas would allow Nashville to become the best city in which to live, work and play. … Read More

Anna Shepherd

MPFRESET

As a school board member, my number one priority is to make sure that we are providing an excellent education for every child in Nashville. Project RESET provides a great way for the community to … Read More

Ralph Schulz

MPFRESET

Improving education is a top priority for Nashville’s business community. Through the annual Education Report Card, the Academies of Nashville and our advocacy for high standards, the Nashville Chamber is working every day to support … Read More

Dr. Jesse Register

MPFRESET

Over the last six years, we’ve made enormous strides with our schools. But to sustain that work, we must move past the politics of divisiveness and get discussions focused more intently on ideas and solutions … Read More

Will Pinkston

MPFRESET

I applaud the Foundation’s commitment to bringing resources to bear that will help the Board and others chart the next chapter for our schools. We have critical decisions in the coming months about leadership and … Read More

Mary Pierce

MPFRESET

I see so much hope and possibility on the horizon for Nashville. There is real momentum behind doing some bold, interesting things that would put Nashville at the forefront of the country in terms of … Read More

Mark Montgomery

MPFRESET

Nashville is teeming with creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes this city extraordinary. Education is at the core of our future, and it’s time the city put on its collective thinking cap and led … Read More

Randy Lowry

MPFRESET

There is no issue more important to the success of Nashville than figuring out how to provide a quality education to every child. But the fact is that we’re going to need to come together … Read More

Jason Hilbelink

MPFRESET

So often the talk about education forgets the most important ingredient – great teachers and school leaders. I’m so thrilled to hear that Project RESET will do just that – bring renewed focus to bold … Read More

Sharon Gentry

MPFRESET

My hope for 2015 is that all areas of Nashville can come together to create a brighter future for our kids and the public education system that serves them. My hope is that Project RESET, … Read More

The Rev. Enoch Fuzz

MPFRESET

Public education is and should be the societal equalizer of communities: the accelerator of economic and social success. Some of the smartest people, well-educated people, are right here in Nashville, and it’s our job to … Read More

Randy Dowell

MPFRESET

I look forward to the day when Nashville takes on the larger issue of how to share lessons from great schools and apply them broadly so we can put more of Nashville’s students on the … Read More

Todd Dickson

MPFRESET

Improving education for the sake of our kids’ futures is what drives me day and night. I am proud that the Nashville Public Education Foundation is bringing everyone to the table in this effort. Project … Read More

Eric Dewey

MPFRESET

The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville believes that a quality education is critical for children to reach their full academic and life potential. We all agree that a quality education is the foundation for success. … Read More

Former Mayor Karl Dean

MPFRESET

Nashville’s long-term success is inextricably connected to how we confront the challenges of education. There is no issue more important to our future. I appreciate the Project RESET initiative adding its voice to the conversation. … Read More

The Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings

MPFRESET

None of us are blind to the current struggles of our education system. Our community must determine what is best for our children, and work together to empower and equip them for their futures. I … Read More

Ron Corbin

MPFRESET

My hope is that Project RESET will help Nashville reboot the education conversation and get the public focus where it needs to be – what’s working, what’s not and how we turn the tide in … Read More

Jonathan Bolding

MPFRESET

As a teacher, I think RESET could be a game-changer. It’s finally going to give the city an opportunity to have a much larger and deeper conversation about concrete actions that can be taken as … Read More

Steve Anderson

MPFRESET

Schools, like our police force, play a critical role in community stability, strength and success. I know firsthand that solving community challenges requires real community engagement. I applaud Project RESET for expanding the dialogue and … Read More

Kent Oliver

MPFRESET

The Nashville Public Library and MNPS are partners in the nationally recognized Limitless Libraries project. Project RESET is bringing a driven, proactive vision to our city’s public education dialogue, and we are proud to support … Read More

Mayor Megan Barry

MPFNashville Leaders

How we treat Nashville’s public schools reveals our character and our priorities. The Nashville Public Education Foundation reminds us of this truth with its tireless work to ensure all of Nashville’s children receive the quality … Read More

Elyse Adler

MPFRESET

“Bringing Books to Life and the Puppet Truck affect 50,000 Nashville children each year. We endorse the Nashville Public Education Foundation and RESET Saturday as a way to elevate the conversation around quality education in … Read More

Candy Markman

MPFRESET

“Our public schools with their many community partners are taking a comprehensive approach toward creating an encouraging environment for all of Nashville’s children. Project RESET will amplify these efforts to ensure our students receive a … Read More

John Ingram

MPFRESET

“Our schools can and should be dramatically stronger, but getting there requires a commitment to bold ideas and public buy-in to pursue them. Project RESET will reboot the conversation in the city to do precisely … Read More