Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, school board representative Anna Shepherd, and Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register announced a new partnership between Country Music Television and McGavock High School this morning. CMT has agreed to sponsor the newly-named CMT Academy of Digital Design and Communications. Over the past few years, CMT has invested significant time, talent, and in-kind donations in the academy, and the new name honor CMT’s commitment to McGavock High School and the Academies of Nashville. The announcement was made alongside McGavock principal Robbin Wall at a ceremony in the school’s broadcast journalism studio.
“It is an honor to share our name with the CMT Academy of Digital Design and Communications at McGavock High School,” remarked Brian Philips, president of CMT. “Our parent company, Viacom, has a global commitment to education. Our employed have backed Viacom’s promise by volunteering more than 1700 hours at McGavock since our partnership began in 2010. We are grateful to be a part of the exciting school reform movement in Nashville.”
CMT is the fifth named Academy partner for the Academies of Nashville and the third at McGavock High School. It joins the U.S. Community Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance and the Gaylord Entertainment Academy of Hospitality.