Get tech savvy with Ammi Embry!

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Ammi came to NCE as a student (most recently taking most recently Oil Painting, Pottery and Quilting) who began teaching her Android Basics class after helping a classmate with her phone. That student suggested she teach a class to help others in her position and now Ammi does just that!

Ammi works in software development. After spending years as a developer, she now manages development teams and oversee the direction a startup company’s software is taking. She enjoys the open environment and choices that Android provides and wants to help others learn more about its capabilities.

Ammi has lived in Nashville for over 10 years and loves that the city now feels like home. She currently lives in the South Broadway area of downtown. When they built the new Ascend Amphitheater, she and her husband suddenly got free entertainment during the summers! On a personal note, Ammi has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3, which she says “makes her like Elastigirl from the Incredibles, but with more complications.” She is currently rereading American Gods by Neil Gaiman in preparation for the new TV series.

 

 

 

Learn a new language with Kristen Sawl!

Kristen SawlDuring the school year Kristen Sawl spends her days educating our youth at Fall Hamilton Enhanced Option School (she was named Teacher of the Year!). She’s even been a student herself, participating in our Spanish for Educators partnership with the Office of English Learners this spring. This summer she’ll join us for TWO language classes: French I and Italian I!

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?:
Bordeaux

Although you are teaching a class, what have you learned through students or others?
I’ve learned that teaching has a lot more to do with the relationships between people and the culture of the class, than the actual content or methodology.

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking OR what class are you taking in addition to teaching?
Advanced Spanish.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
Playing volleyball, gardening, and hiking or biking.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
The podcast Science VS

 

Lakeithea Nicole helps small business owners with PR & more

lakeithea1Brand and Marketing/PR Consultant, Lakeithea Nicole, started teaching with NCE this Spring and we are excited to have her back for Content Writing for Small Businesses and Public Relations this summer! Learn more about Lakeithea below:

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?: Donelson

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
I love being able to share my love and knowledge with the Nashville community. Nashville Community Education gives the community the opportunity to learn from each other and a space to grow. Small Business growth is something I am very passionate about and I also understand that not all small businesses can afford to hire someone to come in and create online content and do Public Relations for them. I love being able to teach ways to make it easier and efficient for them so that way they can grow and hire eventually.

Although you are teaching a class, what have you learned through students or others?NCE Spring 17 classes-196
Nashville is such a diverse community and that’s also for business. There are so many people looking to grow and build right here in Nashville. My first time teaching I learned that Nashville really is made up of creatives at heart who believes that this city has the potential to birth dreams, jobs and growth in many industries.

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking OR what class are you taking in addition to teaching?
I would love to take French class! I took French I in college. I think it would be great to fully speak and read in French.

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you?
I am obsessed with trying to learn how to be a Hallmark movie actress! {LOL} no really! I am.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
Chop Wood, Carry Water. It’s an amazing book rewritten by Joshua Medcalf that teaches you to love the process of becoming great.

Favorite back road to get around town?
Pennington Bend Road out by Opry Mills has this one section I drive through that for just a minute gives me a feeling like I’m living in the country. With blooming trees, the shadow of the trees in the spring, or the snow covered trees in the winter and the fall is beautiful. But once you pass that you are reminded you are living in a blooming city.