Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has named Barbara Frazier and Kellee Akers to elementary school principal positions effective immediately.
Frazier, who recently served as principal of Hermitage Elementary, has been appointed principal of Gower Elementary School. No stranger to the district, Frazier began working for the district in 1986 as a teacher at Tom Joy Elementary, where she taught for 16 years. Frazier also served as an athletic coach for Pearl-Cohn, Maplewood and Hunters Lane High Schools and Meigs Middle School. In 2002, Frazier returned to Tom Joy Elementary as assistant principal for one year before moving to principal of Hermitage Elementary where she completed seven years as principal. Frazier is an alumna of Metro Schools, graduating from Pearl-Cohn High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Tennessee State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. She will replace former principal Steven Cagle, who retired this summer.
Akers has been appointed principal of Hermitage Elementary School. Akers most recently served as assistant principal at Granbery Elementary School. Before serving at Granbery, Akers was a teacher at Una and Glenview Elementary Schools. As a Glenview teacher, she provided statewide professional development for the Tennessee Department of Education and district-wide professional development in the use of DIBELS and Tennessee Standards. At Glenview, she was named Teacher of the Year. While assistant principal at Granbery, Akers traveled to China as a delegate for the Educational Leadership Learning Exchange with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Akers received her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and master’s degree from Cumberland University. She also participated in the Principal Leadership Academy of Nashville at Vanderbilt University. Akers will be replacing Barbara Frazier.
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