Does Register leave as schools director with good grades?

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“He kept the district moving forward during difficult times and helped to pull our schools back from the brink of a state takeover,” Mayor Karl Dean.

Jesse Register steps onto the dance floor at Casa Azafran, shuffles forward and pumps his arms. It’s his ungraceful, but best attempt at Zumba with pre-kindergartners.

After his brief jig, he distances himself from the circle, laughs and then thoughtfully surveys the room during a May tour of the facility — taking in what will likely be his last time at the pre-K center.

For Register, Nashville’s director of schools, he hopes the expansion of Metro’s pre-K program will be a major part of his legacy.

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