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Alan Coverstone

Alan Coverstone

Dr. Alan Coverstone is Assistant Professor and Director of Innovative Projects in Education at Belmont University. Dr. Coverstone earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt’s Peabody School. His prior degrees include a B.A. in Speech Communication at Wake Forest and an MAED in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Coverstone served as the Executive Officer of Innovation at the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) prior to his appointment to Belmont. There he led numerous innovations in charter school policy and practice, created the Innovation Zone, built the Aspiring Teachers program and led the expansion of autonomy and accountability for a growing number of schools and school leaders. Dr. Coverstone was a driving force behind common school-level accountability measures across school types and the introduction of student-based budgeting in the District.

Dr. Coverstone currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and previously served on the Davidson County school board. Before serving MNPS, Dr. Coverstone was a teacher and debate coach at Montgomery Bell Academy for 14 years, serving as the Academic Dean of the School from 2003-2009.