Goodbye from Christion Taft

Hi, my name is Christion and this is sadly my last week as Nashville Community Education’s high school intern. This was my first job and I want to give some insight into my experience. Week 1 I was with Joshua learning to send invoices, register people for classes and take calls. I have to be completely honest with y’all taking calls is not my strong suit, but I do like opening classrooms and making signs. The second week I worked with Imelda. She handles most of the finances and schedules classes. I made my  first deposit by myself and helped make the Fall schedule.

Week 3 I worked with Mary Beth on a social media takeover.I interviewed Dr. Archie for The Juicing for Meat Lovers class July 31. News Channel 5 came to Nashville Community Education to interview Mr. Whitsett on his Tai Chi class. I got to be behind the scenes on a live taping and take pictures. There was also pizza party for the interns where we talked and played games.

The Team at LunchI really also enjoyed things like feeding the birds and looking at the garden for our classes with UT/TSU Extension. I want to thank my supervisors for being so kind and patient. I also want to thank them for the coffee, ice-cream, tea, bagels and lunches once  a week. Let’s not forget the chocolate! Big shout out to Nashville  Community Education for this opportunity and pushing me to improve my skills!

Juicing with Dr. Adrianne Archie

Hello, my name is Christion Taft. I am the Nashville Community Education high school intern for the summer. This week I’ve been taking over our social media. Today I caught up with Dr. Adrianne Archie to learn more about her and her upcoming Juicing for Meat Lovers class.  Adrianne is a native from Louisville, Kentucky. She sings, enjoys the outdoors and is also the Director of Homework Hotline. About 3 years ago she was diagnosed with Idiopathic Motility – a bacterial disease that can cause the gut to lose the ability to  perform muscular activities. It hurt her to swallow and after about a week and a half she had lost ten pounds. Her and her family thought life was over, but then she started juicing.

Adrianne is now a vegetarian who just finished grad school. If there are two things that she could do forever it would be to teach and to sing. One of her favorite smoothies has a spinach base, with  frozen bananas, pineapple, coconut water, a  heaping table spoon of white chocolate wonderful peanut butter, and a little spirulina.

I want to thank Dr. Archie for giving us a glimpse into her life. If you would like to learn how to make delicious and nutritious juices in your home, join her in class on July 31, 6pm, at the Cohn School!

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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.