Dr. Milton Nettles is an educational leader within the Greater Nashville area, having served for a nearly a decade in various educational capacities including: substitute teacher, science teacher, family involvement specialist, student support services specialist, dean of students, and assistant principal. He has served in some of the most poverty-laden schools and communities of inner-city Nashville and successfully led school turnaround initiatives centered on early literacy, English language proficiency, and restorative disciplinary practices. Dr. Nettles’ leadership experiences span racial, cultural, and socioeconomic boundaries, and he currently serves as an assistant principal at Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN) of Williamson County Schools, which is one of the top 5 highest performing school districts in the state of TN.
Dr. Nettles earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama, an M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Leading from Lipscomb University, and an Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University. Dr. Nettles completed cohort 3 of the Tennessee Governor’s Academy for School Leadership in January 2019. He is most proud of being a husband to Joy and father to David and Chara Belle. Additionally, Dr. Nettles volunteers within his church and community as well as serves a member of the Board of Directors for Preston Taylor Ministries and a member of the Honors College Council at the University of Alabama.