The Attendance A-Team was created to create collaborative solutions that increase school attendance.

In Nashville, students and families face a myriad of barriers to school attendance, including transportation, homelessness, access to affordable housing, work obligations, language barriers, and physical and mental health. Our Attendance A-Team is dedicated to understanding these barriers and developing systemic solutions to ensure all students are able to attend school every day.

Attendance Alignment Team

  • Jennifer Wade, Metro Juvenile Courts, Co-Chair
  • Brigid Mahoney Caldwell, Attorney
  • Carol Lampkin, MNPS
  • Catherine Knowles, MNPS
  • Katrinna Collins, MNPS
  • Kawema, Communities in Schools
  • Ken Stark, MNPS
  • LaSeanda Sanders, MNPS
  • Leigh Patton, MNPS
  • Marcel Hernandez, Be About Change
  • Marvin Cox, Metro Action Commission
  • Miriam Leibowitz, WeGo Public Transit
  • Rikitta Dews, Communities in Schools
  • Viva Price, Youth Encouragement Services
  • William Clemons, Metro Nashville Police Department