Teacher Talks

Do you know a great teacher who you think should be featured by The Tennessean? The Nashville Public Education Foundation is committed to elevating the voice of great educators and making sure they are a prominent part of the conversation around public schools in Nashville. For example, the NPEF is partnering with The Tennessean on a monthly “Teacher Talks” series. This series shines the light on the importance of teachers, the challenges they face and how the community can better help them. Teachers nominated here would be considered for that and other efforts showcasing the city’s teaching rock stars!

This inaugural profile features Leticia Skae, seventh grade English and language arts teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School. Read her “Teacher Talk” here.

The July 2017 edition features Danielle Norton, a multi-classroom leader at Cambridge Early Learning Center. Read her “Teacher Talk” here.

The third edition features Sam Kallaos, a music teacher at Ruby Major Elementary. Read his “Teacher Talk” here.

Natalie Boddie was interviewed for the September 2017 edition of “Teacher Talks.” Natalie is a Career and Technical Education teacher at Hunters Lane High School. Get to know Natalie here.

The first edition of the 2018-19 school year features Paula Pendergrass, who talks about how she aims to teach her students not just academic content, but how to be kind, civil members of society. Read her feature here.