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Bradly is a native of Fresno, CA. He obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from Point Loma Nazarene University and a M.S. in Materials Science from Vanderbilt University. While earning his degrees, he co-authored several academic papers. He now works to help students develop a passion for science at the high school level.
Ruth Lea comes to RePublic High School by way of Hendersonville High School. She has taught middle and high school English and Language Arts for the past ten years. During those years in the classroom, she has served as grade level team leader, data coordinator, and school wide writing coordinator for Blackman and Stewarts Creek High Schools. She has a passionate belief that every challenge in the classroom only brings a student closer to success. She received a B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University.
Mehreen was a 2013 Teach For America Mississippi corps member, where she taught physical science at Terry High School, a rural school outside of Jackson. During her time there, she helped organize the first KidsCode MS civic hackathon for high schoolers in the state. She joined RePublic as a computer science coordinator, helping to plan and facilitate hackathons for middle school scholars in Jackson. Mehreen is passionate about digital literacy and breaking the stereotypes that surround the technology industry. She is fueled every day by RePublic's vision of computer science education for all kids. Mehreen received her B.A. in both Biology and German from the University of Rochester.
Scott spent the last two years in Nashville helping develop Valor Collegiate Academies as a lead teacher, 6th Grade Chair, and department chair. Previous to his time at Valor he served as the Assistant Principal at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in the D.C. area, one of the top public schools in the country.
He received his M.S. in Secondary Education and B.A. in Political Science with minors in History and Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. He also received his Ed.S. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC in Educational Leadership and Administration.
Scott started his teaching career as a student teacher at Fulton High School in Knoxville, TN before moving with his wife to Durham, NC. There he served as a teacher, department chair, varsity soccer coach, moot court sponsor, and founder of student leadership retreat at J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, NC. From NC, Scott and his wife moved to Birmingham, AL where was a teacher, varsity soccer coach, cross country coach, and created a student leadership retreat. After his wife was offered a position in Washington, D.C., they moved to Capitol Hill, and Scott served at two schools in DC area. The first was Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School and the second was Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. In his career, Scott has taught AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, World History, US History, Economics, Civics, and Ethical Leadership.
In his career, Scott has served as an AP U.S. Government and Politics College Board Exam Table Leader, presented at two national education conferences, was selected as the 2011 DC represented for the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics, was the 2007 Region Soccer Coach of the Year, and was chosen as the 2008 Teacher of the Year for J.F. Webb High School.
Stephen received a degree in Piano Performance from Hampton University. While attending Hampton, he developed a love for teaching and served as the Music Director for the university's premiere gospel ensemble, HIS CHOSEN SOUNDS. He went on to get his Master's in Music Education from Westminster Choir College. While attending Westminster, Stephen had the opportunity to participate in the Westminster Symphonic Choir. This granted him the opportunity to perform in historic venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center.
Dean of Community Life
Bethany previously worked at an education-focused nonprofit called City Year in Miami and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. During her time as a Peace Corps volunteer, Bethany coordinated two national youth initiatives, a volleyball camp for adolescent girls and a youth empowerment camp for boys, in addition to the various programs she led for fifty youth in her community. Bethany is a fluent Spanish speaker, and graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.A. in Spanish.
Hannah previously taught US History at the High School for Health Professions in Orangeburg, SC where she led amazing 11th graders to the highest score in the district on their end of course exam. She also taught 8th grade US History at KIPP Columbus Middle School in Columbus, Ohio. Hannah was a South Carolina Teach For America corps member. She graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign with a B.A. in History and earned her M.Ed in Instructional Accommodations from Francis Marion University.
Director of Operations Culture
Before joining the team at RHS, Amber served as the Director of Student Recruitment on the RePublic Network team. She was also Liberty’s Director of Operations and Founding Director of Students and Families, where she led her team to exceed student enrollment goals each year. Amber developed Liberty’s first Parental Involvement Committee and led monthly parent meetings and family events, and also built Liberty’s extracurricular program. Amber graduated from Belmont University with a B.A. in Journalism.
Coming from a social justice- and education-reform family, Kali grew up caring about the education of others. As a child, she became passionate about literacy, escaping to worlds created by the words on a page. She started her career as an 8th grade English educator at the school she attended as a child. Kali earned a B.A. in English and Art from Fisk University.
Associate Director, College Access + Persistence
Kristen started her career in education ten years ago and 4,331 miles away from Nashville just outside of Honolulu, Hawai'i, where she served as a Teach for America Corps member and earned her Master's of Education. Prior to joining RePublic, Kristen worked in Portland, Oregon at InsideTrack, the leading academic coaching company in higher education. At InsideTrack, Kristen coached students, led teams and partnered with college administrators to ensure scholars made it to and through college. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Kristen earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The University of Alabama.
Emily hails from an area known as "Amish Country" in southeastern Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ursinus College with a B.A. in English. During her undergraduate years, Emily served as captain of the cross country and track and field teams. After graduation, Emily worked as an admissions associate, cross country coach, and dorm supervisor at a boarding school in Maryland. Having moved to Nashville to join Teach For America and further directly pursue her passion for education, Emily enjoys going to the Farmer's Market, running on the various greenways, and becoming friends with anyone who likes Philadelphia sports.
Prior to joining the RePublic team, Adrian served as a youth director for the YMCA Fun Company Program. His passion for working with youth came from the example that was set growing up. Adrian's father taught school for over 25 years. At Tennessee State University, Adrian learned the content as well as the requisite skills to be a successful educator. Adrian is currently working on obtaining a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in hopes of reaching his goal to lead a school.
Allegra joined the Republic team after teaching Math at Star Spencer High School, a rural school on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. During her time there she took a great deal of pride in being one of the professional development facilitators for the school, the assistant cheerleading coach, and co-sponsor of the newly established student council. During her two year commitment with Teach For America Oklahoma City, she was given the opportunity to be an instructional coach during their summer institutes. Prior to starting her teaching career, Allegra attended Kentucky State University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education and minor in Psychology. Allegra's commitment to this work stems from her passion for highly qualified and effective education for all.
Namita is a Teach For America Eastern North Carolina corps alumni where she taught math and ACT prep at Weldon High School in Weldon, NC. Namita received her B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Namita was brought to this work by seeing the injustices in education by volunteering in her mother's kindergarten classroom at a Title 1 school and by her work with an after school program that focused on at risk youth called Communiversity organized by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
Gabriel's drive to teach came from experiences at community college in Alabama as an Adult Education Tutor for GED students looking to reach further in life after they dropped out of high school. After this experience, Gabriel changed his major to Secondary Education Social Studies and began attending The University of Alabama where his passion for civil rights and social justice began to fully bloom. He then started his career in education teaching 10th Grade world history and psychology in Orlando, FL. Gabriel attended The University of Alabama and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Secondary Education Social Sciences.
Prior to joining RePublic, Chatiqua served as a student assistance counselor for middle and high school students in Davidson County. Chatiqua also served as a GED instructor and an adjunct professor for community colleges. Chatiqua graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a B.A. in Human Relations and a M.A. in Counseling.
Brandon Mordecai grew up with a passion for music that followed him through his classes and graduation at Florida State University. During his studies, Brandon took a turn from Music Education into an exciting field of Audio Engineering combining his favorite studies of music, science, and math. After spending a year in the beautiful and active city of Nashville, he's decided to take an exciting new path teaching Physics at RePublic High School.
Moira joins the RePublic High School team after teaching English at Nashville Prep for two years. During this time, she guided her grade scholars to 76% proficiency on the TCAP and more than 1.5 years in reading growth. Moira attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with majors in English Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During her undergraduate career, Moira served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wash U Political Review, was Vice President of Delta Gamma Fraternity, and conducted research for her honors thesis in Toulouse, France, studying responses to intimate partner violence within immigrant communities. Moira received her M. Ed in Instructional Practice from Lipscomb University.
While studying at Purdue University, Patrick worked as a middle and high school church youth counselor, a YMCA summer camp counselor, and an ambassador for the College of Education. Patrick joins the RHS team from Nashville Prep, where he taught eighth grade history. Previously, Patrick taught for two years in Mississippi as a Teach For America corps member. Patrick graduated with academic honors from Purdue University with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Social Studies Education.
Associate Director, College Access + Persistence
Carolyn graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009, then spent two years teaching high school math in Greenville, Mississippi with Teach for America. She then moved both to Nashville and began working as an admissions counselor at Vanderbilt, where she read applications from high school students around the country and helped put together the new freshman class each year. After leaving Vandy, she served as Dean of College Counseling at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School, where she helped navigate the school's founding class through the college admissions process.
Alexander Roberts came to work in Nashville, TN, having taught in Indiana since 2013. Trained in speaking and writing the Latin language, his lessons aim to bring together rigor and creativity. While the languages of Greece and Rome are widely learned to improve test scores, there is still more that has been passed down from posterity. In meeting ancient authors, we must think differently. We include ourselves in the five-hundred year tradition of Humanities. Alex received an AB in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago, an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and is most proud to be working at RePublic High School.
Amanda joins RePublic High School as a Latin teacher from Indianapolis, where she taught Latin at a high-performing classical liberal arts charter school before becoming Dean of Student Development. As a teacher, Amanda was able to help at-risk and underperforming students by building several programs, including a two-year foundational Latin course and also a summer course for Math and English. She also challenged students in after-school programs by bringing academic super bowl teams and spell bowl teams to her school. Her greatest accomplishment is co-authoring a skills-based, data-driven revolutionary Latin curriculum to meet the needs of her diverse students. Amanda received her B.A. in Language Arts Education and Latin from Ball State University. She is dual licensed in English and Latin.
Sarah started her career in Eastern North Carolina, where she taught 9th, 11th, and 12th grade English as a Teach For America corps member. She later served on the founding team of Excel Academy - Orient Heights in East Boston, where she taught 5th grade English, coordinated literacy testing, and served as a grade level content chair. Sarah has supported teachers and school leaders as an instructional coach with Match Education and as an adjunct instructor with Building Excellent Schools. Sarah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and earned a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Before joining the staff at Republic High School, Kelly worked as a school social worker and middle school soccer coach in her home state of Connecticut. She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. Prior to her work in schools, Kelly worked as a therapist and as a home-finding specialist connecting foster children to families. Kelly is passionate about giving her students the tools they need to succeed.
Christina started her teaching career at Intrepid College Prep where her students were #1 in MNPS in growth and achievement on their state exams. Christina is a Nashville native; she graduated from Lipscomb University and went on to earn her M.A. from Belmont University. Most recently, Christina was a Math Associate for RePublic's network team.
Originally from Chicago, Lauren’s passion for education was fueled by volunteering in Chicago Public Schools. She took that love of learning and teaching to New Orleans where she taught in various levels of special education. A graduate of Fisk University, she is excited to bringing her love of teaching to Nashville