Call for Proposals: Spring 2017

Do you want to share your passion with the Nashville community? Come lead a class with Nashville Community Education!

We are now accepting class proposals for Spring 2017, January 17- April 28. We can work with a variety of schedules and are interested in offering many topics. During the spring we will be offering classes at THREE locations:

  • The Cohn School in West Nashville
  • Wright Middle School in South Nashville
  • Martha O’Bryan Center in East Nashville
If you are interested in learning more about teaching, check out our website or email us with questions. If you know what you want to teach go ahead and fill out our Class Proposal Form!

Proposals are due September 30.

Meet an Instructor: Anna Walker

Learn even more about Anna in our recent interview with her!

Anna Walker returns this Fall with her popular one night class, Life Reimagined by AARP. This class is perfect for all ages of adults looking to find their path in life. You have three opportunities to take Anna’s class this Fall and believe us you do NOT want to miss out on all of the great info she has to share.

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

Profession: Image Consultant and Life+Style Coach (

Years teaching with NCE: One

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
Teaching at NCE gives me the opportunity to meet new people, do what I love (teach) and share beneficial information to whose willing to learn. The staff is great and very supportive.

Although you are teaching a class, what have you learned through students or others?
My class offers direction and guidance for those who are faced with life transitions and searching to find their “What’s Next?”  I’ve learned from some students that although life may not have turned out the way they expected, and from other students who are ready to create a new opportunity, that they have a resolve to imagine the possibilities and new ways of thinking.

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
Just One?! Ok… NCE offers a diversity of classes on just about any area a person wants to learn.

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you?
I love to draw and paint! I’ve had a love for Art since I was 10 years old.  I still take a class at Watkins College every other year to brush up on my skills.

If you are from Nashville, what’s one thing that transplants would be surprised to know about the city?
There is so much rich history in the city besides country music and great restaurants, such as historical landmarks, the Parthenon, major colleges and universities and the heart of the bible belt.

 Favorite back road to get around town?
12th Ave South takes you through the Gulch, turns into Granny White Pike in Green Hills and stretches out to a beautiful drive to Brentwood.

Meet an Instructor: Dr. Virginia McMath

jennys-pictureMeet Dr. Virginia McMath (or Dr. Jenny) who will be leading College Bound: Student Success Strategies this Fall. In this two-night workshop students will learn what it takes to enter and complete college as successfully as possible. Decision making, financial information, finishing in 4 years and more will be covered!

Profession:  Higher Education Testing Technician, Realtor, and Financial Wellness Consultant

Years teaching with NCE:  I am a new Instructor!

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
I want to “enrich the diverse fabric of Nashville” (NCE, 2016), by providing college planning information to parents and students. Also, a NCE Instructor, Dr. Torina McCord, suggested that I teach a class at NCE based on their great reputation and educational opportunities offered to the community.

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking OR what class are you taking in addition to teaching?
If I weren’t teaching a class, I would take multiple classes:  the Empowerment Seminar,  Grant Writing Basics,the Resume Writing class, or Lose Weight with Smoothies.

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
Teaching with NCE is a great opportunity to empower others with valuable information and master your public speaking skills.

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you?
I have a borderline addiction to watching movies on the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN).  I can easily get distracted on Saturday mornings watching LMN movies.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time? I serve on committees at a university in Nashville and I help clients attain their Real Estate, Financial, and Academic Goals. I am also a Testing Technician at a Community College in Nashville.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to? Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath