Why I Teach



Why I Teach


What motivates over 5,000 teachers in MNPS to show up, inspire, and spark wonder for our students every day? Why does someone decide to become a teacher?

The Nashville Public Education Foundation is shining a light on our teachers, exploring their own motivations while uncovering their impact on our students, through a series of teacher profiles, community conversations, and policy discussions.
RSVP to join us for the premiere of the Why I Teach film!

Get Inspired

Learn about what motivates our teachers and hear about their passion for the profession through our Why I Teach profiles.

Are you an MNPS teacher and want to add your voice to the conversation? Share why you teach here for the opportunity to be included in future profiles.

Share why you teach!

See What's Working

NPEF's What Works in Urban Education Series features proven and promising practices around teacher recruitment and teacher retention. These resources help expand creative thinking around how to best ensure all students have access to outstanding educators every day. Click the image to the right to view each resource.

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Get Inspired

Learn about what motivates our teachers and hear about their passion for the profession through our Why I Teach profiles.

Are you an MNPS teacher and want to add your voice to the conversation? Share why you teach here for the opportunity to be included in future profiles.

Share why you teach!

See What's Working

NPEF's What Works in Urban Education Series features proven and promising practices around teacher recruitment and teacher retention. These resources help expand creative thinking around how to best ensure all students have access to outstanding educators every day. Click the image to the right to view each resource.

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A Day in the Life of a Teacher

NPEF's new short film, "Why I Teach," follows three MNPS teachers through a day in their lives as public school teachers. Click here to RSVP for the film's premiere and learn more about this documentary!

Opportunities for Educators

NPEF offers professional learning experiences for educators and helps celebrate teachers for their outstanding accomplishments. Learn more about some of these opportunities to engage with us!

Blue Ribbon Teacher

Blue Ribbon Teacher annually awards MNPS educators for excellence in teaching, focusing on the categories of equity, leadership, and instruction. Winners receive a cash award and a round-trip airline ticket courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Learn more and apply today!

Teacherpreneur

Our Teacherpreneur cohorts have pitched innovative solutions for addressing challenges in their classrooms and schools to a panel of judges representing education, business, and community leaders. Applications for the next cohort will open in the fall.

Meet past winners

Opportunities for Educators

NPEF offers professional learning experiences for educators and helps celebrate teachers for their outstanding accomplishments. Learn more about some of these opportunities to engage with us!

Blue Ribbon Teacher

Blue Ribbon Teacher annually awards MNPS educators for excellence in teaching, focusing on the categories of equity, leadership, and instruction. Winners receive a cash award and a round-trip airline ticket courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Learn more and apply today!

Teacherpreneur

Our Teacherpreneur cohorts have pitched innovative solutions for addressing challenges in their classrooms and schools to a panel of judges representing education, business, and community leaders. Applications for the next cohort will open in the fall.

Meet past winners