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Nashville Prep

 

Location

1300 56th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
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Phone: 615.921.8440
Fax: 615.921.8460

 

By the numbers

2011

Founded

5-8

Grades

440

Scholars

 

OUR SCHOOL LEADER

  Matt Dempsey

Matt Dempsey

 

For our Families

 

Policies & Forms

Nashville Prep 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

Nashville Prep does not follow the same calendar as MNPS.

Maddy Baker
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Maddy Baker

Teacher
Cameron Brocco
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Cameron Brocco

Teacher
Cherie Critz
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Cherie Critz

Teacher
Kajsa Daugherty
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Kajsa Daugherty

Teacher
Danielle David
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Danielle David

Teacher
Rose Eichhorn
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Rose Eichhorn

Resident Teacher
Victoria Finch
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Victoria Finch

Resident Teacher
Dontayo Gage

Dontayo Gage

Dean of Students
Koehler Griffin
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Koehler Griffin

Teacher
Jennifer Hickman
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Jennifer Hickman

Teacher
Elizabeth Klopfenstein
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Elizabeth Klopfenstein

Teacher
Tiffany Owens
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Tiffany Owens

Front Desk Receptionist
Kevin Rose
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Kevin Rose

Assistant Principal
Hannah Sacco
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Hannah Sacco

Assistant Principal
Sydney Segal
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Sydney Segal

Teacher
Kandace Trombley
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Kandace Trombley

Teacher
Rachael Abram

Rachael Abram

Dean of Operations

Prior to joining the Nashville Prep family, Rachael taught Computer Science at sister school, Nashville Academy of Computer Science.  Previously, she taught math and computer science as a Teach For America corps member at Creek Bridge Middle/High School in Marion, SC. She developed a love for binary, and started the inaugural computer science class in her district. Rachael is passionate about expanding access to higher education, and the #CSforAll movement. A native of Jacksonville, FL, she graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Art History and Business Administration.

Taylor Andrew

Taylor Andrew

Director of Operations

Taylor began her career in education with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) where she taught science in both the middle and high school grades in one of the most diverse schools in MNPS. This experience provided her with a strong background in ELL instruction, and as a high school chemistry and biology teacher she developed a deep understanding of student needs—especially from an operational lens. Beyond the classroom, Taylor spent several years organizing middle school sports as an Athletic Director and created a freelance business for digital illustration. She received her B.S. in Biology with a pre-medical emphasis from Belmont University, and her M.Ed. in Instructional Practice from Lipscomb University.

Maddy Baker

Maddy Baker

Teacher

Alison Beale

Alison Beale

Teacher

Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Alison moved to Nashville to attend college and pursue a career in the music industry. While volunteering with CASA as a court appointed advocate for abused and neglected children, she not only fell in love with children in the Nashville community, but also realized that high quality education and effective teachers are critical to the trajectory of a child's life. With her passion for working with children stronger than ever, she began her teaching career through Nashville Teaching Fellows. Alison graduated summa cum laude from Belmont University with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Adam Blyckert

Adam Blyckert

Teacher

Originally from Idaho, Adam spent years working with middle-school youth in a variety of contexts, from summer camps to academic tutoring. His most recent work with scholars was in an after-school program on the South Side of Chicago. Adam has a B.A. in Theology from Whitworth University in Washington State and is excited to be a part of transforming education here in Nashville.

Cameron Brocco

Cameron Brocco

Teacher

Jonathan Brocco

Jonathan Brocco

Teacher

While completing his education, Jonathan spent seven years volunteering and working in educational community outreach at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His programs were focused on postsecondary awareness and behavioral support. Other than education, writing music is his greatest passion. Jonathan grew up in the Nashville area, and completed both his B.S. and M. Ed. in Secondary Education with a concentration in History at UTC.

Ivory Brown

Ivory Brown

Dean of Students

Ivory is a native of the Washington, D.C. area and the sixth of seven children. She is now an honorary Nashvillian due to her undergraduate career being spent at the historic Fisk University, where she obtained her B.A in Psychology. She was the president of multiple organizations during her time at Fisk. She is a lover of music and you will frequently find her singing when she thinks no one is listening.

Amanda Cassar

Amanda Cassar

Teacher

Spending the last two years in Haiti, Amanda was ready to return back to the U.S. with a love and passion for Education. She is a Long Island native, and ready to make Nashville her home. Amanda is a proud Teach For America corps member and received her B.A. in Religion from Saint Leo University.

Kelsey Clark

Kelsey Clark

Teacher

Prior to joining the RePublic family, Kelsey began her teaching career in Memphis as a sixth-grade math teacher at Raleigh Egypt Middle School and then as a seventh-grade math teacher at KIPP Academy Middle School. In addition to her love of math, she enjoys playing, coaching, and refereeing soccer of all ages. She earned her B.S. in Middle Grades Education from the College of Charleston.

Cherie Critz

Cherie Critz

Teacher

Kajsa Daugherty

Kajsa Daugherty

Teacher

Danielle David

Danielle David

Teacher

Matt Dempsey

Matt Dempsey

Principal

Prior to joining the Nashville Prep team, Matt was a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development for Teach For America Alabama living in Selma and serving the rural students, communities and teachers in Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Butler counties. Matt was a TFA Alabama corps member and he taught Spanish, ACT prep, and robotics at Selma High School for three years.

Rose Eichhorn

Rose Eichhorn

Resident Teacher

Victoria Finch

Victoria Finch

Resident Teacher

Adrian Ford

Adrian Ford

Teacher

Adrian is joining RePublic after serving in Indianapolis Public Schools as a sixth grade teacher. Adrian holds a dual licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Adrian is excited to work with dedicated scholars at Nashville Prep.

Dontayo Gage

Dontayo Gage

Dean of Students

Koehler Griffin

Koehler Griffin

Teacher

Jennifer Hickman

Jennifer Hickman

Teacher

Elizabeth Klopfenstein

Elizabeth Klopfenstein

Teacher

Alyssa Kuhl

Alyssa Kuhl

Teacher

Alyssa came to Nashville Prep all the way from Wisconsin. She obtained her B.A. in Education at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2016. Alyssa enjoys spending her time coming up with fun and creative ways to teach math, and hopes to instill that same excitement into her scholars.

Noelle Kurtz

Noelle Kurtz

Teacher

Before joining the Nashville Prep team, Noelle worked as a tutor, assisting Houston high school students in numerous subjects including English, US History, Spanish, and college essay writing. She studied Rhetoric and Composition at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, before graduating with honors from the University of Houston with a B.A. in English Literature. Noelle is currently a Nashville Teaching Fellow.

Courtney Lewis

Courtney Lewis

Teacher

Courtney is from the Midwest and after moving to Nashville to attend Tennessee State University, Courtney worked as the State Academic Counseling Manager for a large university. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and an M.Ed. She is a current Nashville Teaching Fellow and is so excited to be teaching at Nashville Prep.

Jennifer Mazer

Jennifer Mazer

Teacher

Born and raised in Miami Beach, FL, Jennifer received her B.A. in Creative Writing and B.S. in Education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl. Upon graduating, she worked at a Title 1 school in Orlando teaching English Language Arts for three years. While there, she hosted a variety of clubs (knitting, creative writing, and comic book clubs, to be precise) and tutored students on weekends during Saturday school. She is excited to bring her passion for teaching to her new home in Nashville, TN.

Chelby Newbern

Chelby Newbern

Teacher

Prior to joining the RePublic team, Chelby was a teacher in Indianapolis, IN. A native of Louisville, KY, Chelby moved to Indianapolis to pursue her M.A. in Teaching from Marian University. Chelby cultivated her passion for empowering youth while obtaining her Bachelors from the University of Kentucky.

Kerry O'Brien

Kerry O'Brien

Teacher

A native Michigander, Kerry grew up in Flint, Michigan.  She taught English and Physical Education for three years, where she was a member of the Positive Behavior Support team and a senior class sponsor. After heading south, Kerry taught Senior Reading for two years at Power Center Academy High School in Memphis. Kerry was a Teach For America Memphis corps member. She received her B.A. in Education from Central Michigan University and is working towards her M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Tiffany Owens

Tiffany Owens

Front Desk Receptionist

Brittney Peebles

Brittney Peebles

Teacher

Brittney is a native of Nashville, TN. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a focus in Elementary Education. She is passionate about defying statistics and is excited to be joining Nashville Prep. Join her for a good laugh sometime!

Linda Quinones

Linda Quinones

Teacher

Originally from upstate New York, Linda and her family moved to Nashville ten years ago. Linda most recently worked as a Center Director at a local Tutoring Center, but she missed teaching and is very excited to return to her passion for educating students. Linda has worked with both Robertson and Sumner County school districts, as well as with the Tennessee Virtual Academy. She received her M.A. in Special Education from Lipscomb University and her B.A. in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

Assistant Principal

Hannah Sacco

Hannah Sacco

Assistant Principal

Sydney Segal

Sydney Segal

Teacher

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Teacher

Brandon hails from the great state of Texas, but has been wooed away from his native land by the RePublic team and their outstanding vision for education in the South. In Texas, he spent six years working in rural, Title I schools teaching middle school math to underserved communities. Most recently, he was coordinator of the ACE after-school program at Hooks High School. From this position, he was able to ally with local junior colleges to provide both academic and vocational courses to students and their family members in the community. Outside of school, Brandon enjoys making music, woodworking, eating and walking his dog.

Kate Sundell

Kate Sundell

Teacher

A longtime Nashville resident, Kate previously taught 8th grade in Spring Hill, TN and has also worked for a youth non-profit in the community. Kate loves to bring her passion for education to everything she does — especially instilling a love of learning and reading in others. Her favorite place in the world (besides Nashville) is Vietnam for its amazing history and culture. Kate received her B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and consequently loves the color purple and sweet tea.

Kandace Trombley

Kandace Trombley

Teacher

Christine Yang

Christine Yang

Director of Student Supports

Christine started her career in education as a teacher resident through Aspire Teacher Residency in Los Angeles, CA. She then moved to Memphis, TN to become a founding teacher at a turnaround elementary school in the Achievement School District. During her time in Memphis, Christine held teacher leader positions as Mentor Teacher, Data Driver, and Math Instructional Driver. Christine earned her B.A. in Economics from UCLA and M.Ed. from the University of the Pacific.