NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A north Nashville pastor is going out of his way to introduce the new Metro Schools Director to community leaders.
Reverend Enoch Fuzz of Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church organized a breakfast at his church on Friday morning, and the new Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Shawn Joseph was the guest of honor.
Community leaders in attendance included District Attorney Glenn Funk and NAACP chapter president Ludye Wallace.
Also attending were representatives Meharry Medical Center, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and Nashville’s Juvenile Court.
“For the first time in Nashville, I talked to three school board members who don’t like one another, but they all agree that this school board director is the best thing to ever happen to Nashville’s public schools,” said Reverend Fuzz.
Reverend Fuzz said his goal was to have community leaders pledge their support to the children of Nashville.
“We want to give this director a chance, but we want to give our children a better chance than they’ve ever had,” he said. “We need to make Nashville the best school district in the whole wide world, get back to being the ‘Athens of the South.’”