Nina is a native Memphian with a sincere passion for the field of education. Nina taught students, both young children and adults, for 10 years, but her most recent experiences reside in instructional leadership and coaching. From assisting in the hiring of teaching personnel to facilitating data meetings, Nina has successfully led efforts to improve academic performance of students in both traditional public and charter schools.
In a K-12 network of schools, Nina supported principals as they worked to understand and implement data-driven practices that assist in continuous feeder pattern growth. With a focus on building individual capacity and driving continuous improvement, Nina takes pride in having identified and coached potential school leaders, leaders who are currently managing schools and school leaders. Nina has worked vigorously at each level of schooling -- elementary, middle and high school, but she has a sincere passion for working with high school students and assisting in their successful transition from high school to college. Most recently she worked with a grant that focused on ACT preparation with high school students.
Nina is looking forward to building on her experiences with Stand for Children in the work of the Freshman Success Program. In her new role she hopes to connect high schools across the city and support their efforts to increase graduation rates and students' access to college.
Although very proud of her professional experiences, Nina's absolute joys of life come from her husband and 2-year-old daughter.