Alignment Nashville is a Founding Partner of the Academies of Nashville! The Academies of Nashville Sustain A-Team engages a broad range of partners to build long-term buy-in and support for the Academies from every sector of the community. Recent projects have included a reverse job shadow manual and help developing a walkthough rubric to help Academies identify and amplify their stregnths.
Alignment Nashville also houses the Nashville Hub (a Ford Next Generation Learning Hub), which serves as a clearinghouse for resources and expertise Nashville has cultivated on the academy model.
The mission of the Academies of Nashville are to…
ensure high school students will belong to a personalized smaller learning community engaged around interests where relationships are valued. Instruction will be project-based, applied and integrated where meaningful business engagement is evident, post-secondary institutions are involved and the community is supportive. The Academies of Nashville allow students to choose a thematic course of study, such as engineering, health care, or International Baccalaureate, and learn in a relevant, hands-on environment with real-world application. Our students learn math, science, English, and social studies in the context of their Academy theme.
How are the Academies of Nashville different from traditional high schools?
- Academies offer the small, personalized environment of a small school.
- Academies offer applied learning opportunities of themed magnet schools.
- Academies partner with businesses to solve real-world problems for authentic learning.
- Academies focus on the 21st Century Skills students need to succeed in college and life.
- Academies provide a culture of teamwork, critical thinking, communications, collaboration, and creativity.
- Academies provide rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum.
- Academies prepare students for college and career.
All students need to be prepared for success in college and career.
Academies of Nashville Alignment Team
- Donna Gilley, Co-Chair, Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Samantha Perez, Co-Chair, Nashville Chamber of Commerce
- Allison Arata, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Leia Buchanan, Country Music Hall of Fame
- Carl Carter, MNPS
- Marielle Cummings, NAZA
- Shoreh Daraei, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Leslie Davis, Music City Center
- Thommye Davis, MNPS
- Susan DeRiemer, Meharry Medical College
- John Doerge, Deloitte
- Rachel Dyer, Junior Achievement
- Rashed Fakhruddin, Nashville Electric Service
- Tiffany Farmer, Adventure Science Center
- Sherrie Funk, Just Cruisin’
- Ashford Hughes, Mayor’s Office
- JK Hunter, Let’s Makeup Company
- Parker Jeff, Brown & Caldwell
- Raymond Jenkins, Juvenile Court
- JR Jernigan, USCCU
- Bob Kucher, PENCIL
- Nathalie Lavine, Cheekwood
- Cheryl Mayes, My Toolbox Consulting
- Lynne Maynor, Gaylord
- Darlene McClung, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
- Scott Meltzer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Courtney Morgan, MNPS
- Dana Morrow, Stansell Electric
- Renita Perry, MNPS
- Katie Petrole, The Parthenon
- Amber Plunkett, MNPS
- Sarah Roberts, Nashville State Community College
- Kendrick Robinson, Bridgestone
- Gena Shearon, Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
- Chae Snorten, MNPS
- Ella Sullivan, Country Music Hall of Fame
- Reno Thompson, HCA
- Jason Trimmer, Frist Art Museum
- Schunn Turner, MNPS
- Amber Tyus, MNPS
- Whitney Weeks, HCA
- Carrie Weir, MNPS
- Austin White, TN Hospitality & Tourism Association
- Ellen Zinkiewicz, Opportunity NOW