Meet an Instructor: Lee Isenberg

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Lee Isenberg is new to NCE and excited to share his knowledge with you in our Basic Car Maintenance class on Monday evenings at the Cohn School. Learn a little more about Lee here and register for his class online – hurry, spaces will fill fast!



What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?:
Brentwood, near Cool Springs

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking?
Upholstery & Basic First Aid

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
All of the locations & all of the offerings. It’s a wonderful place!

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you? 
I used to teach skateboarding to 7-8 year olds.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
Working as a caregiver, learning & repairing things at home.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
“13 Hours” & I listen to NPR 90.3fm public radio.

If you are from Nashville (Lee’s been here 38 years!), what’s one thing that transplants would be surprised to know about the city?
We have an old Nascar race track at the fairgrounds.

Favorite back road to get around town?
Granny White Pike to Radnor Lake.

Summer Registration is live!

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Summer is our shortest and smallest term as instructors take vacations and relax with their families. But we still have plenty of amazing enrichment opportunities including old favorites like Spanish, Oil Painting, Badminton and more.

The sun is shining and we’re ready to play! We have several exciting new classes to get you outdoors including Beginning Birding and From Seed to Table Gardening, both with representatives from the UT/TSU Extension and both open to ages 13+.
In addition, we also have lots of new creative classes including sewing and jewelry workshops with a focus on reuse and upcycling.

With such a variety of class topics, lengths and dates, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect class in the following pages.

Click here to register for classes online. You can also register over the phone (615- 298-8050), in person (4805 Park Ave., Mon – Thurs), or by mailing in the form at the back of our catalog..

Thank you for helping us enrich the diverse fabric of Nashville,

Mary Beth Harding
Executive Director

Meet a Student: Joshua Calvin

Joshua, an avid Nashville Community Education student, teaches computer usage for adults at a local community center. He recently finished the course Spanish for Health Professionals, which met weekly from January 23 to March 6 at Wright Middle School. He was excited to expand his vocabulary through the course in order to interact better with the Spanish-speaking students at his job. 

Name: Joshua Calvin

Occupation: Computer instructor

Class: Spanish for Health Professionals

Why did you decide to take this class? I wanted to increase my vocabulary and continue to build upon my Spanish skills. I use Spanish every day to communicate with the Spanish-speaking students at the community center where I work.

Why did you choose a Nashville Community Education class over an online tutorial or other method of continuing education? I wanted the class done in person, because I think that’s the best way I learn. It’s also a great way to ask questions from someone who’s actually a native from a Spanish-speaking country and has been born and raised to speak Spanish.

Now that you’ve finished this course, what more do you want to learn? I want to learn more conversational things that I would use every day further than grammar and vocabulary.

What was your favorite part about that class? My favorite part about the class was the interaction that we had. We had chances to practice pronunciation while we were in class, which is good.

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