Chaney Mosley brings diverse background to academies
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has chosen Dr. Chaney Mosley as director of the Academies of Nashville, the college and career prep program in the district’s 12 zoned high schools. Mosley will succeed Starr Herrman, who retired this year.
The Academies of Nashville provide students with small learning communities, each centered on an academic theme, while providing students all the credits required for college admission. Since the Academies launched, the district’s graduation rate, student engagement and school climate have improved. Seven Academies have earned national accreditation, including five that earned the highest designation as “model” academies. Hillwood High School is Nashville’s first high school to receive the model designation for all its academies.
Mosley has more than 10 years of education expertise under his belt. He began his educational career as an agricultural teacher for schools in Tennessee and Georgia, including Hendersonville, Cascade and Temple High Schools. He transitioned into higher education and worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Virginia Tech University. In 2011, Mosley joined the Tennessee Department of Education where he served as a career and technical education consultant for a year before assuming his current position.
During his time as a teacher and a graduate assistant, Mosley served in the United States Army Reserves 4203 USAH (United States Army Hospital) and served two tours of duty in Iraq. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mosley has both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. He earned the specialist in education distinction from the University of West Georgia and a doctorate in education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.