Nashville Public Education Foundation Expands Team, Increases Community Outreach

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has hired four new staff members and elected David Williams as chairman and Wanda Lyle as vice chairwoman of its board of directors. Jennifer Hill has been hired as the NPEF’s policy and programming director, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in organizational development, talent development and project management. She brings … [Read more...]

Make Your Office a Great Place To Work: a Couple of Days at MP&F’s Company Retreat


At MP&F, our staff is organized into two teams, 1 and 2. This is done for a few reasons, mainly organizational. At every annual company retreat, typically held the first week of December, teams 1 and 2 go head to head in a friendly, but competitive series of games. Since team 1 took the trophy last year, my team colleagues and I decided to ratchet it down a notch, so our friends on team 2 … [Read more...]

Inductees to NPEF Public Schools Hall of Fame Announced

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Renata Soto, co-founder and executive director of Conexión Américas, will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Oct. 17. In addition, three prominent Metro Nashville Public Schools alumni – Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Joe Steakley and the Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens – will receive … [Read more...]

Community Leaders Rallying Around Public Schools

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Some of the city’s top civic leaders are joining hands to rally behind a renewed effort to strengthen and improve Nashville’s public schools. A broad cross-section of community leaders, including Mayor Megan Barry and new Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, are coming together to host the 12th annual Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) Public Schools Hall of Fame on Monday, Oct. 17, at … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation, Mayor’s Office Team Up To Listen To Teachers

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation and the Mayor’s Office announced today the formation of a Teacher Cabinet, which will serve as a teacher voice in significant conversations with the Mayor’s Office, NPEF, and other city, philanthropic and private-sector leaders. “Teachers are the backbone of our public school system, which is vital to the success of our city and the children who call it … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation Kicks Off Citywide ‘Show Your Love For Teachers’ Campaign


The Nashville Public Education Foundation, joined by the Mayor’s Office, Metro Council and Metro Nashville Public Schools, is launching a Show Your Love for Teachers campaign – a citywide effort to recognize and thank Nashville teachers. To kick things off, the Metro Council passed a resolution at its Feb. 2 meeting declaring the week of Feb. 15 “Show Your Love for Teachers Week” in Nashville. … [Read more...]

Public School Champions Ashley Cook and Wanda Lyle Join Nashville Public Education Foundation Board

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Former public school educator Ashley Cook and UBS Business Solution Center Nashville Managing Director Wanda Lyle have joined the Nashville Public Education Foundation board of directors. A graduate of public schools, Cook has dedicated her life to education and the improvement of public schools. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and taught public school in North … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Project RESET Road Show Gathering Input From Around The City

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation’s (NPEF’s) RESET Road Show, an interactive traveling display for Nashvillians to provide input and share ideas, has seen great response from the city so far. In addition to RESET Saturday, the traveling station has made stops at Casa Azafrán, the Main Library downtown, the Madison Branch Library and Looby Branch Library. Although some neighborhood- … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation Takes Reset Saturday On The Road For Summer Series

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Following the success of RESET Saturday on May 30, the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has created an interactive traveling display for Nashvillians to continue providing input, featuring elements from the event’s stations. It will be in a different location every week. All information gathered will be shared communitywide, as well as with the new mayor and director of … [Read more...]

RESET Saturday Lifts Hope For Common Education Vision

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MP&F Client Nashville Public Education Foundation hosted RESET Saturday last weekend. More than 500 Nashvillians attended the event and voiced their opinions on public education in Nashville. Read more from The Tennessean: Those in attendance at the Nashville Public Education Foundation's RESET Saturday event shared a similar thought: The day was a start to a broader conversation about … [Read more...]