Steering Committee Initiative

Academies of Nashville

The Academies of Nashville Steering Committee supports the sustainability and continuous improvement of the Academies of Nashville and monitors implementation of the Academies of Nashville strategic plan.

What are the Academies of Nashville? 

Created in 2008, the Academies of Nashville provide MNPS students with one of the best college and career prep experiences in the nation. Recognized by the White House as a national high school transformation model, the Academies of Nashville offer 35 different career and thematic academies across 12 zoned high schools. Whether a student is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare or engineering, every academy enhances the high school experience while preparing students with transferable skills applicable to any career field.

More than 365 community partners are committed to ensuring students gain exposure and experience within each class.  Additionally, local colleges and universities provide a range of dual credit, dual enrollment, and industry credentials that prepare every student to be college or career ready.  



Dan Phillips, MNPS

Jennifer Mills McFerron, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Alayna Cate, PENCIL


Courtney Morgan, MNPS

Felicia Everson - Tuggle, MNPS District Admin

Denise King, MNPS, Academy Coach

Mary York, MNPS, Academy Coach

Lanedria Marshall, MNPS, Academy Coach

Carrie Weir, MNPS Communications

Amber Plunkett, MNPS Communications

Steve Scheaffer, MNPS

Miriam Harrington, MNPS

Michael Pratt, MNPS

Margaret Steele, Nissan

Patricia Knight, HCA

Ellen O'Neal, HCA

Ray Holloman, F5 Solutions

Robert Rice, Nashville Music City Center

Heather Chalos, Nashville Hub

John Doerge, Deloitte

Katie Petrole, The Parthenon

Lauren Brooks-Gregory, LP (Stansell Electric)

Anne Henderson, The Frist

Rebecca Farrow, MNPS

Leesa LeClaire, Greater Nashville Hospitality Association

Additional information about the Academies of Nashville: 

Visit the Academies of Nashville
MNPS Academies of Nashville website
Nashville Hub (a program of Alignment Nashville) 

Academies of Nashville Steering Committee past Action Reports: 



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