ADMINISTRATION

David L. Snowden, Ph. D.
Director of Schools

The Franklin Special School District includes a broad program of educational services designed to meet the needs of all of our children. We are committed to providing our students learning opportunities that recognize individual differences in an environment that affirms self-worth. Each individual is valued and respected. Our goal is to challenge every child to achieve excellence.

Good schools are central to strong communities. We believe it is very important to maintain strong ties with our business community, build strong relationships within our school-community, and actively engage our parents in the education of our children.

As a district, we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning for all. As a community of learners, we invite you to visit our site often and look forward to sharing the Franklin Special School District story with you.

 

FSSD Administrators
The FSSD administration is organized in a highly productive manner, with the Director of Schools assisted in his leadership of the district by two Associate Directors – one who oversees Teaching and Learning and the other who supervises Finance and Administration.

 

Teaching and Learning

Catherine Stephens, Ed.D.

Dr. Catherine Stephens serves as the FSSD Associate Director for Teaching and Learning. The Teaching and Learning Department serves all district needs as it relates to student learning and employee professional development. The Teaching and Learning Departments include:

  • Attendance
  • Communications
  • Curriculum
  • Federal Programs (Title I, II, III, Homeless, Migrant)
  • Reading Coach (Intervention and Academic Support)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Professional Learning
  • Special Populations (Special Education, Gifted Education, Section 504)
  • Student Performance (Testing and Assessment)
  • Student Support Services (Early Childhood, ESL, Counselors, Social Workers)
  • Technology

 

 

 

Office of the Director of Schools
David L. Snowden, PhD, Director of Schools
Carol Riordan, Administrative Assistant
507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064 

Finance and Administration

John D. McAdams

John D. McAdams is the FSSD Associate Director for Finance and Administration. The Finance and Administration area serves all needs related to district personnel, facilities, equipment and resources. development. The Finance and Administration Departments include:

  • Accounting and Payroll
  • Child Nutrition
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Extended Care (MAC and WeeMAC)
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance
  • Health Services (Nursing)
  • Safety
  • Transportation
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Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Wed
all-day TCAP Science (Part 2) and Englis...
TCAP Science (Part 2) and Englis...
Apr 26 all-day
Science (Part 2), Grades 3-8 (47-51 minutes) English/Language Arts (Part 3), Grades 3-8 (35-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by[...]
Apr
27
Thu
all-day TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
Apr 27 all-day
English/Language Arts (Part 4), Grades 3-8 (45-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
6:00 pm Rising 5th Grade Parent Night
Rising 5th Grade Parent Night
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All rising 5th grade parents are invited to our school for a parent meeting on April 27th at 6PM.
May
2
Tue
all-day TCAP Math (Part 1)
TCAP Math (Part 1)
May 2 all-day
Math, Part 1 (no calculator), Grades 3-8 (40-45 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry, Part 1 (no calculator) (35 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families[...]
May
3
Wed
all-day TCAP Math (Part 2), Soc. Studies
TCAP Math (Part 2), Soc. Studies
May 3 all-day
Math, Part 2, Grades 3-8 (30 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry, Part 2 (55 minutes)Social Studies Field Test, Grades 3-8 (50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to[...]
May
4
Thu
all-day TCAP Math (Part 3)
TCAP Math (Part 3)
May 4 all-day
Math (Part 3), Grades 3-8 (40-55 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry (Part 3) (55 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
6:00 pm FSSD Retirement Celebration @ Freedom Intermediate School
FSSD Retirement Celebration @ Freedom Intermediate School
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The FSSD Board of Education will host a Celebration to honor all FSSD faculty and staff who are retiring. This special event, which includes a light dinner, is open to the public as we honor those[...]
May
8
Mon
6:30 pm School Board Mtg @ Poplar Grove Elementary School
School Board Mtg @ Poplar Grove Elementary School
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception prior to the School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.