Council appoints Berthena Nabaa-McKinney to Metro Nashville Public Schools board

Metro Nashville Council appointed Berthena Nabaa-McKinney to represent District 4 on the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)
Metro Nashville Council appointed Berthena Nabaa-McKinney to represent District 4 on the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)

Metro Nashville Council appointed Berthena Nabaa-McKinney to represent District 4 on the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)

Metro Nashville Council appointed a new school board member at its July 21 meeting to represent schools in the Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory areas.

Following three rounds of voting, council members selected Berthena Nabaa-McKinney, a former Metro Nashville Public Schools teacher, to represent District 4 on the school board. The seat was vacant following the death of school board Chair Anna Shepherd in June.


Nabaa-McKinney, who now runs an education consulting firm, beat candidate Stephanie Bradford, also a former MNPS teacher, in the final round of voting 25-14. Candidates Steve Chauncy and John Little were eliminated in earlier rounds of voting.

"I consider myself a lifelong learner and believe that we have a collective responsibility to ensure that all children, no matter who they are and where they live, receive access to a high-quality education from a diverse population of highly qualified administrators, teachers and support staff," Nabaa-McKinney said during an interview with the council's rules, confirmations and public elections committee July 21.

In November, Davidson County residents will elect a school board member to represent District 4 through the remainder of Shepherd's term, which expires in August 2022.


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