NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2015) – Megan Barry applauds the news today that MNPS shows improvement across a variety of categories in the TCAP numbers that were released today.
“These improvements are a testament to the hard-work and dedication of our principals and teachers who are using limited resources as effectively as possible to give our children the opportunity to succeed,” said Megan Barry. “However, there are still areas where we can improve even more – primarily in our elementary schools. That is why I support fully funding our pre-K program so that every child has access to a high-quality pre-K seat, which will set them up for future success.”
Megan Barry was the first candidate in the race to announce her support for a high-quality, universal pre-K program. She believes that all students, regardless of their zip code, should have access to these programs.
“Teaching is one of the hardest jobs. I know because I have an undergraduate degree in education and I've spent time in the classroom,” said Barry. “That is why I will empower our principals and teachers to do their jobs, while also ensuring that they have the resources they need to be successful."
Megan Barry graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She had experience teaching in a variety of classroom settings before moving to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University’s school of business to earn an MBA.