John Ray Clemmons recognizes the importance of listening to teachers, keeping our promises and fully-funding MNPS. He is committed to providing a meaningful educational experience for all children. John Ray believes we should empower every child to meet their potential and become thriving members of society and our workforce.  


John Ray believes the Mayor's office should serve as a partner with the MNPS Board of Education and the Director of Schools to support the families of our 86,000 Nashville school children. As Mayor, John Ray Clemmons will ensure that the leadership at MNPS reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of our city and includes the expertise in the vast range of need our students have while also being responsive to the needs and expectations of Nashville's various communities.