Gentry Campbell, program director at the High Road School of Nashville, received a special (and surprise!) proclamation recently from Mayor John Cooper’s office. She was recognized for her leadership and dedication towards making sure the needs of High Road’s students are met so they may thrive in and out of school. Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Brenda Haywood presented the proclamation.

“I am humbled to receive this honor,” said Campbell, who joined High Road in 2018. “I admire my students and it is my pleasure to help prepare them academically and socially to be productive, contributing members of society once they exit our program.”

During the special school assembly, 20 students were recognized for their successful participation in a transition program that helps them learn job skills.

As students get older and progress through school, it’s important they are prepared for life after they graduate. The transition program at the High Road School of Nashville helps students learn job skills, self-advocacy and exposes them to internship opportunities and virtual college tours.

“Ms. Campbell always goes that extra mile for her students,” said Tim Martin,

regional director. “We know she is an asset to our school and organization and are thrilled Mayor Cooper recognized her with a certificate of appreciation for her tireless dedication to her students with special needs.”

The High Road School of Nashville serves students from Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and other local school districts and provides an individualized learning experience for students with emotional disabilities and other learning disabilities.