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NASHVILLE ACADEMY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Location

3230 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
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615.921.5000

 

By the numbers

2014

Founded

5-8

Grades

380

Scholars

 

OUR SCHOOL LEADER

  Rachel Kengeter

Rachel Kengeter

 

For our Families

 

Policies & Forms

The Nashville Academy of Computer Science does not follow the same inclement weather policy as MNPS. In the event school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.

 
 

Calendar & Events

The Nashville Academy of Computer Science does not follow the same calendar as MNPS.

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Alex Ball

Assistant Principal
Brianna Bustamante
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Brianna Bustamante

Teacher
Keldrinesha Davis
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Keldrinesha Davis

Teacher
Moira Frederickson
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Moira Frederickson

Teacher
Shalimar Gates
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Shalimar Gates

Teacher
Chase Larson
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Chase Larson

Teacher
Kaylynn McGuire
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Kaylynn McGuire

Teacher
William Mellman
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William Mellman

Assistant Principal
Milton Moore
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Milton Moore

Counselor
Kelsey Palmer
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Kelsey Palmer

Assistant Principal
Sheniynah Richardson
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Sheniynah Richardson

Teacher
Kristin Romagnoli
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Kristin Romagnoli

Teacher
Kesha Sanford
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Kesha Sanford

Dean of Operations
Tisa Scott
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Tisa Scott

Front Desk Receptionist
Aquarius Stone
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Aquarius Stone

Teacher
Travonda Taylor
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Travonda Taylor

Associate Teacher
Alexandra Urban
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Alexandra Urban

Teacher
Kevin Welch
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Kevin Welch

Teacher
Alex Ball

Alex Ball

Assistant Principal

Brianna Bustamante

Brianna Bustamante

Teacher

Jessica Cacace

Jessica Cacace

Teacher

Jessica is originally from Brooklyn, New York where she received her Bachelor's in Psychology and English from St. John's University and her Master's in Special Education from Touro College. Jessica's passion for teaching comes from her little sister, who was diagnosed as developmentally delayed when Jessica was 10. Jessica is beyond thrilled to teach in Nashville with such an awesome group of scholars!

Claire Chaney

Claire Chaney

Director of Operations

Hailing from Chicago but heading to Nashville by way of Boston, Claire joined the RePublic team after completing her Masters in Public Policy degree with a focus on Social and Urban Policy and a specialization in education policy. Prior to her time in graduate school, Claire served as a Teach For America Corps Member in Chicago, working as a sixth grade math teacher in the Englewood neighborhood on the city’s south side. Claire has also worked on early childhood education policy projects in Louisiana, contributed to public health interventions in Uganda, and supported affordable housing initiatives in St. Louis. She is a graduate of both the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (M.A. in Public Policy) and Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in Urban Studies).

Burrus Cox

Burrus Cox

Teacher

Burrus grew up in Nashville and studied at Vanderbilt University where he earned his degree in Child Development. During his time at Vanderbilt, Burrus was a part of the 2014 Vanderbilt Baseball National Championship Team. Burrus has coached youth baseball and basketball throughout the Nashville area and is excited to be teaching Math to NACS scholars.

Keldrinesha Davis

Keldrinesha Davis

Teacher

Paige Dudek

Paige Dudek

Teacher

Paige graduated from UCLA with a major in Psychology and a minor in English. Paige planned to apply for nursing school after college, but instead found her deep passion and love for education through Teach For America. She loves the curiosity behind science and her favorite pastime is getting her kids as excited about learning it as she is!

Moira Frederickson

Moira Frederickson

Teacher

Shalimar Gates

Shalimar Gates

Teacher

Rachel Kengeter

Rachel Kengeter

Principal

Rachel recently served as an Assistant Principal and Director of Student Supports at NACS. She graduated from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College with a Master's in Public Policy. While at Peabody, she worked with the Nashville Promise Neighborhood and Martha O’Bryan Center on research and development. She was previously the Director of After School and Summer Programs at a Tony-award winning theater in Princeton, New Jersey where she developed middle and high school programming. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Drama/Theater for the Young and Children’s Literature.

Daniel Lambert

Daniel Lambert

Teacher

Daniel previously worked in admissions at Daymar College in Nashville, TN, helping students fulfill their dream of obtaining a college degree and finding a better job upon graduation. Before coming to Nashville, he spent a few years working for Bridgestone and another 8 years in the restaurant and customer service industry. Daniel received his B.A. from the University of Alabama Huntsville dual majoring in International Trade and German. In August of 2016, he also obtained his M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Teacher Education while concentrating on World Language Education.

Chase Larson

Chase Larson

Teacher

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

Teacher

Barbara was born and and raised in Athens, Alabama. She is a graduate of Athens State University and Jones University. Barbara enjoys singing, reading and spending time with her son, Hezekiah.

Susan McCullen

Susan McCullen

Paraprofessional

Susan previously worked as a teaching assistant for Kingman Elementary School District in Arizona for eight years. Volunteer work and children have been key focal points for much of Susan’s life. She coached youth soccer as well as served on the board of directors for the Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League. Susan has a passion for reaching children whose lives have been affected by incarceration, mental illness, and substance abuse. Susan attended Ashford University and obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Child Development.

Kaylynn McGuire

Kaylynn McGuire

Teacher

William Mellman

William Mellman

Assistant Principal

Milton Moore

Milton Moore

Counselor

Adrianna Moss-Shawver

Adrianna Moss-Shawver

Teacher

Adrianna graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Elementary Education & Child Studies. She is a native Tennessean who loves reading, singing, spending time with her family, and creating *lit* playlists. Her passions are making education accessible to all students and inciting a love of learning in her students. Adrianna has always dreamed of becoming a teacher and is excited about her work at NACS.

Juliana Musselman

Juliana Musselman

Student Supports Coordinator

Before joining the NACS team, Juliana worked as a tutor at a small company in Philadelphia. During college, she also worked as a counselor at two different summer camps, including one specifically for children and adults with autism. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education, followed by receiving a Master's in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Natalie Nikitas

Natalie Nikitas

Teacher

Natalie graduated from Bluffton University in Ohio with a degree in History and a focus in social studies education. After graduation, Natalie joined the Peace Corps and served two years abroad as an English and Gender Equality Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. During her time abroad, she had the opportunity to acquire the French language - including some local language - that helped spark and improve communication with her community. Along with travel, Natalie is passionate about all things culinary and never misses a chance to pick up a good book.

Kelsey Palmer

Kelsey Palmer

Assistant Principal

Annie Phillips

Annie Phillips

Teacher

Annie is United States Air Force Veteran and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. As an undergraduate, she was a member of Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity and served as its Vice President. Annie organized the first Wounded Warrior fundraiser on campus. She traveled the world during her military service and experienced many different cultures that became a catalyst for her decision to major in History with a minor in English.

Sheniynah Richardson

Sheniynah Richardson

Teacher

Kristin Romagnoli

Kristin Romagnoli

Teacher

Kesha Sanford

Kesha Sanford

Dean of Operations

Mike Sbarra

Mike Sbarra

Teacher

Mike enters Nashville Academy of Computer Science after having taught previously at LEAD Academy in Nashville. Mike has his B.A. in History with a minor in education. Prior to graduating college, Mike interned for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, as well as Aquila Basket Trento in Italy's Professional basketball league. In his spare time, Mike loves listening to Italian music, cooking, and playing basketball.

Tisa Scott

Tisa Scott

Front Desk Receptionist

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Teacher

Ben started his career in education teaching special education in Chicago, then moved to St. Petersburg, FL, and taught 7th grade Civics for 3 years. While in St. Petersburg he was the head Track Coach. He received his AYA Education Degree from Dayton University.

Jill Steinman

Jill Steinman

Teacher

Jill hails from New York City and joins the NACS family as a math teacher. She loves to travel, read, cycle, and complete puzzles in her free time. Jill graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Government from Harvard University.

Aquarius Stone

Aquarius Stone

Teacher

Travonda Taylor

Travonda Taylor

Associate Teacher

Alexandra Urban

Alexandra Urban

Teacher

Kevin Welch

Kevin Welch

Teacher