Use Johnny Cash’s advice on picking schools director

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In a 1993 interview, Nashville legend Johnny Cash talked about how important the roadblocks he encountered, and the failures he endured, were ultimately crucial to the success he had.

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.

“Close the door on the past,” Cash said. “You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

The Metro school board seems to have embraced Cash’s perspective if the results from the phase one of the search for a new schools director are a good indicator.

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