Pittman named Academy Principal of the Year
On May 12, 2014, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Academy Awards. Teachers, principals, business partners, and community interest groups came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-2014 school year and recognize those schools that have made outstanding gains. Jill Pittman is currently the Academy Principal for the Academy of Information Technology at Overton High School. Pittman considers innovation and servant leadership to be her greatest contribution to the Academy of Information Technology. She is proudest of creating an international space for student voice, in all 53 languages spoken by students in her academy. Working with web design students, Pittman co-created a new IT academy slogan and logo to communicate the evolution of the academy's brand, and she co-designed the goal medal-winning Project Expo entry with a programming class. She arranges field trips not just for students, but for academy teachers, so they also stay informed about the tech scene in Nashville. Working with business and community partners, she ensures the relevancy of technology projects to her academy and all of Overton. Pittman is a doer, rather than a delegator, and can be found in the middle of the action with her teachers and students as her partners.