A Team Initiative

College Access & Success

The College Access & Success A-Team brings school and community partners together to address the critical aspects of improving access to higher education, as well as strategies to ensure students' success in college and beyond. Newly formed in fall 2023, this group partners with the Academies of Nashville Steering Committee through the Nashville College and Career Readiness Network to create a shared, cohesive vision that ensures all students graduate prepared for college, career, and life.



Bob Obrohta, TCASN

Sanjana Ballal-Link, MNPS


Lee Gray, Oasis Center

Maria Paula Zapata, Conexion

Laura Moran, NSCC

Kent Miller, Martha O'Bryan

Benjamin Smith, Southern Word

John Paul Gray , GEAR UP

Karina Gutierrez-Molina, YMCA

Jennifer Hill, Persist

Nekesha Burnette, Antioch HS

Brenda Diaz, Big Picture HS

Lanedria Marshall, Maplewood HS

Beth Wilson, Overton HS

Nicole Newman, Whites Creek HS

Constance Hensley, MLK HS

Dr. Megan Cusson-Lark, MNPS Counseling

Kevin Edwards, MNPS

Jaclyn Coleman, Pearl Cohn HS

Laura Herrell, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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