Pewitt has spent the past 18 years in the district. She began teaching in 1999 at East Cheatham Elementary School and later at West Cheatham Elementary School before being named the special education supervisor in 2011.
Pewitt has been named the Program Director for Lipscomb University’s IDEAL (Igniting the Dream of Education and Access) program.
IDEAL is a two-year program that is designed to encourage and support students ages 18-26 with intellectual disabilities to experience college as their peers do.
IDEAL students take classes, go to sporting events, complete internships, eat in the cafeteria, attend chapel and enjoy just being a college student.
“I am beyond grateful and thankful for this opportunity that will allow me to continue working in the field that I love and to continue working with students who in the past have not been given the opportunity to have a higher education experience,” she said.
She added: “The decision to leave the district that I have called home for my entire career was a difficult one. I am very appreciative of all the faculty and staff who work tirelessly in all of our schools. Cheatham County is on track to accomplish great things. I’ll cherish all the experiences that I was fortunate enough to have while serving the students of Cheatham County.”
As for the Special Education Department, Pewitt believes that the district has been successful in breaking down the silos and creating a more inclusive environment for all students.
She hopes that the district will continue with creating environments that allow all students to experience success.
Harpeth Middle School counselor Mike Parsley will replace Pewitt.