'Storytellers' features Murfreesboro City Schools Director Linda Gilbert

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John Hood interviews Linda Gilbert

Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com. Educating children from prekindergarten through sixth grade, Murfreesboro City Schools are administered under the leadership of Dr. Linda Gilbert, director of schools.

The August episode of "Murfreesboro Storytellers" features Dr. Gilbert and the Murfreesboro City Schools. MCS is a district of twelve schools with a 2015 enrollment of 8419 students.

The August 2015 episode can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FXCcKkPc8Nw


and on CityTV Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. andSaturday, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The interview, hosted by John Hood, features Director Gilbert on the following topics:


  • The 2015-2016 academic year, including adopting new math and social studies textbooks as well as continued emphasis on technology.
  • The MCS Combating Hunger on Wheels "CHOW" Mobile Bus which helps offer free healthy meals to children 18 years of age and under during the summer months. CHOW was recently featured on NBC News.
  • Student enrollment continues to grow with several City schools nearly capacity, including Hobgood Elementary, Reeves Rogers Elementary, Black Fox Elementary, and John Pittard Elementary. Plans call for expansion of both Hobgood and Black Fox over the next few years.
  • Dr. Gilbert discusses the strong relationship between Murfreesboro City Schools and MTSU with partnerships like the annual "Education Day" in which thousands of students make a trip to the Murphy Center for an MTSU basketball game. Ties between City Schools and the University also include sports camps and teacher participation in the Rebecca Jones Gifted Academy.

This month's Storytellers was videotaped in the Overall Creek Elementary School library. For more information on Murfreesboro City Schools, visit http://www.cityschools.net/

You can watch "Murfreesboro Storytellers" on CityTV (located on Comcast Xfinity Channel 3 and AT&T Uverse channel 99) or view the program online by visiting www.murfreesborotn.gov/storytellers.

For more information on Murfreesboro City Schools, contact Communications Director Lisa Trail at 615-893-2313 or lisa.trail@cityschools.net.

For City News online, visit www.Murfreesborotn.gov.

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