10th Chemistry Teacher
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.
Assistant Principal, Culture
Wilson has been a teacher or administrator in public schools for more than a decade. He started as an English teacher in Philadelphia and has worked in high-performing middle and high schools in Denver and Nashville. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Mississippi State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
AP Computer Science Teacher
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.
Director of Athletics
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.
9th Grade Biology Teacher
Walter joins the Republic Team with over 20 years experience advancing student excellence in Biology. His tenure of facilitating instruction includes teaching, tutoring, ACT Tutoring, & Swim, and Track Coach. Mr. Corn is committed to Teaching and Reaching students.
Director of Operations
Meagan previously served as an Impact Manager at City Year Philadelphia where she led teams of Americorps members in effectively implementing Tier 2 interventions to high needs students. She also taught English Language Arts as a Teach For America corps member in Baton Rouge. She is a graduate of Clark University with a B.A. in Geography and International Development.
10th Grade History Teacher
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.
11th Latin Teacher
Clint came to RePublic High School from his home state of Maine where he taught Latin for three years. He holds a BS in theoretical linguistics from Syracuse University, where he also studied Latin, Japanese, and Hindi. He holds an MA in theoretical linguistics from UMass, Amherst where he taught and assisted in undergraduate courses for three years, and became interested in coding and speech perception.
10th ELA Teacher
DeAundra is a master educator who loves helping others achieve personal and academic success. Having served as an administrator, college professor and school turnaround specialist in Minnesota, Utah, and Tennessee, she brings over 24 years of experience to the Republic family. DeAundra is a native of Nashville, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; however, the job she is most proud of is being the mother of one teenage son, Kobe.
9th ELA Teacher
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.
11th ELA Teacher
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.
Dean of Academic Operations
Brianna was born and raised in Hartford, CT. She left Connecticut to attend the illustrious Fisk University right here in Nashville, TN. She majored in Sociology and is a current MPH candidate at THE Tennessee State University. Prior to Brianna entering the masters of public health program at TSU, she taught 3rd grade ELA/guided reading interventions for Achievement First Hartford Elementary Academy. Brianna was the front office receptionist for the high school during the 2016-2017 academic year and is excited to be your new Dean of Academic Operations!
Physical Education Teacher
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.
9th Math Teacher
Patrick joined the RePublic team after spending five years teaching geometry and pre-calculus at Mastery Charter School - Shoemaker Campus in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he spent two years providing academic, attendance and behavioral support to students as a City Year corps member at two schools in Philadelphia. His work with those students sparked a passion for education, and he is excited to continue pursuing this passion in Nashville. Patrick graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and later earned a Master's of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
10th Math Teacher
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.
9th Computer Science Teacher
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.
9th History Teacher
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.
Director of College Prep
Marion comes to RHS from Harvard University. During her time in college, Marion volunteered with Support For International Change (a HIV/AIDS Prevention public health education program in Tanzania), Boston Peer Health Exchange (a health education non-profit), and Mission Hill After School Program for K-8 students in the Boston community. Her work with those organizations sparked a desire to combine her love for biology and her newfound passion for teaching. Marion pursued this dream by joining the Nashville Teach For America corps and the RHS team.
11th Physics Teacher
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.
11th ELA Teacher
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.
11th History Teacher
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.
Physical Education Teacher
Rocky comes to Republic High School with previous teaching experience in Rutherford County. Over the past eight years, he has was a defensive football coach and youth mentor. He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in Health and Human Performance and obtained his teacher licensure from Bethel University.
Front Desk Receptionist
Originally from Chicago, IL, Tyisha obtained her B.A. in English from Fisk University and recently received a Master of Theological Studies and a certificate in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture from Vanderbilt University. Through her matriculation, she learned that she does not have to succumb to her circumstances, but can and will rise above them.
9th Latin Teacher
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.
10th Latin Teacher
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.
Assistant Principal, Humanities
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.
11th Math Teacher
Eric joins RePublic after teaching math and serving as IT support at the alternative school in his hometown of Huntsville, AL. Before returning to Huntsville he also taught math and facilitated professional development for teachers in Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL. He received his Bachelors at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and his Masters in religion at Vanderbilt University here in Nashville.
11th Grade Computer Science Teacher
Sarah grew up in Nashville and lived here most of her life. She received her teaching degree from Aquinas College. In her spare time, Sarah loves coding, cooking, cats, and spending time with her family. Both she and her husband are educators, and they have two children, Isaac and Breen.
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.
Student Supports Teacher
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