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.

 

 

 

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.

Get creative with Theresa Wilson!

NCE Spring 17 classes-209Meet one of our newest instructors, Theresa Wilson, who will be leading two classes with us this Summer: Beginning Sewing: Pajama Pants and Upcycled Greeting Cards. Theresa recently moved to Nashville from Germany where she still occasionally works as a costume designer! We think you’ll love her friendly, creative spirit so sign up for her classes soon before they fill!

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?
Belmont-Hillsboro

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
Because I am passionate about my work and love sharing my knowledge and artistic skill with interested people excited to learn.

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking OR what class are you taking in addition to teaching?
There are so many classes I’d like to take. They all seem very interesting, but if I’d have to choose one it would probably be Pottery by Hand and Wheel. I’ve always been fascinated by this skill/art/craft.

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
I’d like people to know what an amazing work the staff provides. They are extremely helpful, efficient and open minded, which makes teaching a course rewarding and fun.

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you? (that we can’t read in your bio)
At the age of 19 I traveled around the world for a year with my best friend living out of a backpack.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
I work as a costume designer in Europe and love being outdoors in my free time.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
The current book I am reading is called  A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich.

You are new to Nashville, what do you love the most about the city?
The friendliness of the people, Sevier Park and greenways.