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Carol Swann

2016 NACSA Leader

Coordinator and Executive Director, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Carol Swann is Coordinator of Charter Schools and acting Executive Director of Charter Schools at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). In these roles, she oversees the district’s charter school authorization process and the monitoring and oversight of charter schools and is responsible for the strategic planning, vision, mission, and budget for the Office of Charter Schools.

Carol also organized the Tennessee Association of Charter School Authorizers (TACSA), and wrote the TACSA Principles and Standards and by-laws.

Prior to her current position at MNPS, Carol served the District by writing operating policies and procedures which govern how the district operates. She has also coordinated the data and technology needs for 28 schools as a Technology Resource Manager for a number of years, and taught both special needs students and computer skills in elementary and middle schools.

Carol has also served as Chief Operating Officer of a charter school and spent some time managing the education initiatives of the United Way of Middle Tennessee, including an initiative from the Harvard Family Research Center studying family involvement in middle and high school and a Bill and Melinda Gates grant studying teacher effectiveness across Tennessee.


Most Recent Posts
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...
One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual...