Dr. James Witty Named Finalist for MNPS High School Principal of the Year

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. MNPS Virtual School is proud to announce that our very own fearless leader, Dr. James Vince Witty, has been named as a finalist for 2018-2019 MNPS High School Principal of the Year! The faculty and staff of our school could not think of a person more deserving of this honor. Dr. Witty is a lifelong learner with an authentic passion for learning. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Witty understands the meaning of dedication and perseverance. Dr. Witty has a leadership style that is unique and transcends beyond a typical brick and mortar school. As a visionary, futuristic leader, Witty has led Tennessee’s virtual learning movement from policy to practice—helping advance Tennessee’s first public virtual school as well as virtual learning across our state. 

Dr. James Vince Witty finds inspiration in the students, parents, and teachers that he works with on a daily basis.  Upon being named as a finalist, Witty noted, “Today was both surprising and humbling with news that I’m a ‘Principal of the Year’ finalist.  MNPS Virtual School isn’t a job—it’s my life’s work.  I’m so grateful to be part of the Virtual School family.  I work with an extraordinary team of individuals that pour love, passion, and learning into our students each and every day. They are the true champions and this distinction honors them as much as it honors me.” Dr. Witty has an open door, passionate, ready-to-work attitude. MNPS Virtual School could not ask for a better leader.  

Dr. Kelby Garner, Assistant Principal of MNPS Virtual School, states “One of the best traits of Dr. James Witty is his sustainable leadership practices. Dr. Witty has created a culture of sustainability at MNPS Virtual School. He does not create ideas and visions for today but creates them for years to come. Dr. Witty has developed a workspace where all team members are striving to reach the same levels of sustainable leadership.” If the district is in search of a Principal who is bright, practical, sophisticated, intelligent, creative, efficient, cooperative, imaginative, assertive, dependable, and innovative look no further because Dr. James Witty is that Principal.

MNPS will name the High School Principal of the Year during a ceremony on April 30, 2019.  The faculty and staff offer best wishes to Dr. James Vince Witty and further congratulations on this distinguished honor. Stay tuned for more information.

ABOUT MNPS VIRTUAL SCHOOL. MNPS Virtual School is Tennessee’s first, highest-achieving virtual school. MNPS Virtual School combines rigorous academics with a variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies addressing the unique needs, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds of our diverse population of students—creating an extraordinary online learning experience.