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Madison School District High School Administrator Steps Down | local education

Alicia Grant, center, multicultural services/student coordinator at West High School, talks to Madison School District Superintendent Carlton Jenkins, right, and Nelson Render, head of high schools, at the soul food luncheon hosted by the West’s Black Student Union in March.


The Madison School District is losing a second top administrative official ahead of the 2022-23 school year.

Nelson Render, the district’s high school chief, announced that he plans to leave the Madison School District to lead the Bibb County School District in his home state of Georgia, according to a statement Monday from the gate. – district spokesperson, Tim LeMonds.

“Working at (Madison School District), alongside Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins and serving the Madison school community has been one of the highlights of my career, which makes it an incredibly difficult decision,” Render said in a statement. “Ultimately, this was a family decision, and for family reasons, I am returning to the state of Georgia to be closer to them. I want to thank all of our students, staff, and district leaders who made my (Madison School District) experience something I will always cherish.

LeMonds said the district is very grateful for all that Render has accomplished.

“The past two years have been very difficult, and throughout the pandemic, his leadership has been instrumental in guiding the (Madison School District) high schools successfully through unprecedented times,” he said. -he declares.

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Render joined the district in July 2021.

His departure comes after district director of studies Marvin Pryor announced plans to return to Atlanta full-time to be with his wife and children in March.

A number of changes to school building management were also announced in April in an email from Jenkins to students, staff and families. Among the schools are East, West and Capital High Elementary Schools, Sennett Middle School and Gompers and Henderson. The changes came after Pryor left in March.