Join us on Tuesday, September 17th at 11:30 AM for a special luncheon, “State of the Schools.” This luncheon will be presented by both Sumner and Robertson County School Directors, Dr. Chris Causey (Robertson County) and Dr. Del Phillips III (Sumner County).
Dr. Chris J. Causey is the Director of Schools for Robertson County. A leader and educator in his 24th year, he started as a middle school teacher and basketball coach for boys and girls. He has also served as an assistant principal, principal, and supervisor. He and his wife Stacy have been married for over 19 years, and have two children, Madison (18) and Jackson (16). He has a Bachelor’s of Science from Western Kentucky University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca as well. His philosophy on how to better the lives of a community, a region, or a state is very simple; it takes everyone. Educators, business leaders, politicians, and community members must come together with a common purpose of improving the society in which we live.
As the Director of Schools for Sumner County, Dr. Phillips provides leadership and management for the district of more than 30,000 students. He and his leadership team create and manage a budget that exceeds $265 million in annual expenditures. Since 2011, Dr. Phillips and his team have also managed in excess of $200 million in capital projects on school campuses. He provides direction to more than 4,000 full-time employees. With Dr. Phillips, it’s all about the children. “We have to find out how children in Sumner County learn, how they accept information and how they give that information back to us so we can assess their progress. That’s where leadership comes into play;listening to principals, teachers and students. Often students are left out of that process. We need to ask them, ‘What’s working for you? What made last week’s lesson good? What helped? What didn’t?’ We must give validity to what students do and say about our schools. They are our primary customers.” On April 25, 2011, Dr. Phillips accepted the position as the Sumner County Director of Schools.
Bojangles’ of White House will be providing a delicious lunch and guests will also have the chance to win some great door prizes that the Chamber will be giving away!
Please RSVP by noon on Monday, September 16th. You can reserve your spot online by visiting the Chambers Facebook event page called, “September Luncheon: State of the Schools” or you can call the Chamber office at 615-672-3937. The cost is $14 in advance and $16 at the door.