Administration

Metro Schools Leadership Team

Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle works closely with a leadership team overseeing the divisions that serve and support MNPS's schools, students, and staff.

 

"The backbone of any good organization is talented people who are willing to be servant leaders and fight every day to improve the lives of those we serve.” — Dr.  Battle
 

 

Mason Bellamy

Chief of Academics and Schools

A veteran educator and administrator who joined MNPS in 2020, Dr. Bellamy began his career in elementary education in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System as a teacher, assistant principal, and then principal. Dr. Bellamy joined that district’s leadership in 2014 as Director of Services for Exceptional Students, managing and evaluating special education programs throughout the district, while also serving as the principal of Kenwood Middle School. He later went on to serve as Director of Elementary Schools, helping 19 of 23 eligible schools earn Reward status from the state of Tennessee, before starting a new position as Director of High Schools.

 

Sharon Griffin

Chief of Innovation

Dr. Griffin served as the state of Tennessee’s first assistant commissioner of School Turnaround and chief of the Achievement School District for the Tennessee Department of Education. In 2012, she became the first Black female regional superintendent of the innovation schools for Shelby County Schools in Memphis. In January 2017 she was appointed to serve as the first chief of schools for Shelby County Schools. Griffin, who started serving as MNPS’s Chief of Innovation in 2019, has more than 27 years of experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, and regional superintendent.

 

Hank Clay

Chief of Staff

Hank Clay returned to MNPS in 2019 to serve as chief of staff. He previously oversaw the district's government relations. Before rejoining the district, Clay led a team across the state at Communities In Schools of Tennessee, which partners with schools to coordinate wraparound services to reduce chronic absenteeism. Clay began his career working for the Tennessee Comptroller's Office and the Tennessee Department of Education. He has master's degrees in public administration and social work from the University of Georgia.

 

Keri Randolph

Chief Strategy Officer

Previously MNPS's Executive Officer of Strategic Partnerships, Dr. Randolph continues her leadership in the role of Chief Strategy Officer, reflecting the immense impact she has had in developing the initiatives and programs that have helped our students and schools recover from the pandemic. Dr. Randolph has overseen the creation and implementation of the Navigator program, Promising Scholars, ESSER planning, and the Accelerating Scholars high-impact tutoring program. Before joining MNPS, Dr. Randolph served as the Assistant Superintendent of Innovation at the Hamilton County Department of Education and as the Vice President of Learning at the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga, and she earned a Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Harvard University. She was a high school science teacher for 10 years.

 

Melissa Roberge

Chief of Human Resources

Melissa Roberge previously served in the Metro Law Department as the team leader for Metro Schools. Roberge has been a vital resource to the district in helping to shape administrative policies and advise HR and other departments on navigating the pandemic while ensuring that the needs of MNPS employees were being met. She brings with her more than a decade of experience in Metro Legal developing knowledge and experience of local, state, and federal laws that guide our education system. In addition to serving as Chief of HR, Roberge will also serve as the general counsel for the district to provide legal guidance and act as a liaison with Metro Legal.

 

Michelle Springer

Chief of Student Support Services

Dr. Springer has nearly 20 years of experience in education and has served MNPS in many capacities, including as a teacher, special education coach, instructional facilitator, assistant principal, principal, and principal supervisor. Before moving into this role in 2020, she served as an executive director of school support and improvement in the Cane Ridge cluster and, finally, as the interim community superintendent for the southeast quadrant.

 

Maura Black Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer

Maura Sullivan joined MNPS after serving for more than five years in the COO position for the City of Chattanooga for former Mayor Andy Berke. Sullivan brings more than a decade of experience in Memphis and Shelby County as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Memphis, as well as the Assistant Superintendent of Planning and Student Services for Shelby County Schools from 2000-2008. She oversees MNPS's transportation, security, and facilities and maintenance divisions and will provide key strategic insight to district leadership on how to improve and streamline operations for enhanced customer service.

 

Chris Henson

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Henson has been with MNPS for nearly 20 years and oversees the finance departments, including development and management of the district’s operating and capital improvement budgets. Under his leadership, MNPS was the first school district in Tennessee to be awarded the Meritorious Budget Award for Excellence by the Association of School Business Officials International. Henson is a longtime member of the State Board of Education’s Basic Education Program (BEP) Review Committee and serves as past president of the Tennessee Association of School Business Officials. He graduated with honors from Trevecca Nazarene University.

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