Alan Coverstone, who has been serving as Director of Charter and Private Schools, will become the Executive Director of the Innovation School Zone. He will continue overseeing the charter and new thematic magnet schools. Steve Ball, principal at East Literature Magnet High School, will assume the position of Lead Principal over all Paideia schools in the district, as well as continuing on as executive principal of East Lit.
“These positions will further our transformation efforts in the district,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “Our goal is to offer the very best opportunities for our students and staff, and that means we need to build the infrastructure to support great teaching and learning.”
The Innovation School Zone was announced at the July 12 Metro Nashville Board of Education Meeting. Coverstone will oversee approximately 10 of the district’s high priority schools this first year. He will report directly to Dr. Register, speeding up the process of school turn around. The schools that will fall into the Innovation Zone will be announced after the state releases 2011 NCLB results. Read more after the jump.