A Word from Our Executive Director

By Lovette Curry

Spring is coming…eventually and we are getting ready to end our Winter/Spring semester and complete a full cycle of classes for the 2014-2015 year.  As we wrap up our most recent cycle, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteer instructors, site-coordinators, staff and Commission members.  Nashville Community Education is truly a team effort that requires a lot of hard work from dedicated volunteers and staff.  This year we offered over 300 classes at two locations in three semesters.  Over 150 community members volunteered to teach those classes and staff ensured that everything ran as smoothly as possible.  Dealing with over 2,000 students in such a diverse range of activities requires dedicated staff and passionate volunteers, thankfully we have both.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our students!  Without your continued support of our classes and increased participation we would not be able to offer this great service to the Nashville community.  This program is for the students and we strive to offer a wide range of high-quality classes.  We hope that you will continue to give us great class suggestions and feedback and we continue to improve our offerings and overall programming.

Lastly, I would like to recognize our volunteer instructors who share their passion with our students every day, our staff who works tirelessly to ensure that all the program elements are in place, and our dedicated Commission members who make sure that the program is running in compliance with policies and procedures set forth by the agency and the city.  They make sure that we are meeting the needs of our students and putting our mission for high-quality opportunities first. We could never pay any of these groups enough for all they do J.   The gratitude for all of our volunteer instructors and staff members is immeasurable.  If you want to thank someone send them a quick shout out on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NashvilleCE .  I am sure they would love to hear from you.

So a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers, staff, and Commission members and I look forward to seeing you all this Summer!

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