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PENCIL Partners

PENCIL Partners are businesses, universities, community organizations, professional associations, faith communities, government departments, and other groups and individuals who agree to partner with Metro Nashville Public Schools. Partners invest time, treasure, and talent in Metro schools to address the lack of equitable access to resources.

Each partnership is unique and designed to serve the individual needs of the school and the partner.

PENCIL Partners support MNPS in the following ways:

Interested in partnering with a school? Attend an upcoming info session.

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If you are not able to attend an info session, please contact Alayna Cate, Director of Partnerships, at

Meet our Partnership Managers:

  • Alex Green Elementary
  • Amqui Elementary
  • Bellshire Elementary
  • Cockrill Elementary
  • Cumberland Elementary
  • Gateway Elementary
  • Goodlettsville Elementary
  • Goodlettsville Middle
  • Haynes Middle
  • Head Magnet Middle
  • Hull-Jackson Montessori
  • I.T. Creswell Middle
  • Ivanetta H. Davis Center
  • Joelton Elementary
  • John Early Middle
  • Jones Paideia Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet
  • Moses McKissack Middle
  • Old Center Elementary
  • Park Avenue Enhanced Option
  • Pearl-Cohn High
  • Robert Churchwell Elementary
  • The Academy at Old Cockrill
  • W.A. Bass Learning Center
  • Whites Creek High
Staff Website Photos - Alayna
Alayna Cate
  • Chadwell Elementary
  • Dan Mills Elementary
  • East Nashville High
  • East Nashville Middle
  • Hickman Elementary
  • Hunters Lane High
  • Inglewood Elementary
  • Isaac Litton Middle
  • Jere Baxter Middle
  • Lockeland Elementary
  • Madison Middle
  • Maplewood High
  • Meigs Middle
  • Murrell School
  • Neely’s Bend Elementary
  • Rosebank Elementary
  • Ross Learning Center
  • Stratford Lower Campus
  • Stratford Upper Campus
  • Tom Joy Elementary
  • Warner Elementary
Quinn Garrett
  • Apollo Middle
  • Casa Azafrán
  • Charlotte Park Elementary
  • Croft Middle
  • Glencliff Elementary
  • Glencliff High
  • Glendale Elementary
  • Glengarry Elementary
  • Glenview Elementary
  • H.G. Hill Middle
  • Hattie Cotton Elementary
  • Haywood Elementary
  • Ida B. Wells Elementary
  • J.E. Moss Elementary
  • Margaret Allen Middle
  • McMurray Middle
  • Mt. View Elementary
  • Norman Binkley Elementary
  • Paragon Mills Elementary
  • Shwab Elementary
  • Stratton Elementary
  • Thomas A. Edison Elementary
  • Tusculum Elementary
  • Whitsitt Elementary
  • William Henry Oliver Middle
  • Wright Middle
Staff Website Photos - Bob
Bob Kucher
  • Andrew Jackson Elementary
  • Antioch High
  • Hermitage Elementary
  • McGavock High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Pennington Elementary
  • Ruby Major Elementary
  • Stanford Montessori
  • The Academy at Opry Mills
  • Two Rivers Middle
Halmat Qazi
  • Antioch Middle
  • Cane Ridge High
  • Crieve Hall Elementary
  • Eakin Elementary
  • Gower Elementary
  • Granbery Elementary
  • Hillsboro High
  • J.T. Moore Middle
  • John F. Kennedy Middle
  • John Overton High
  • Johnson ALC
  • Julia Green Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • May Werthan Shayne Elementary
  • Percy Priest Elementary
  • Rose Park Middle
  • Smith Springs Elementary
  • Sylvan Park Elementary
  • Paideia Design Center
  • The Academy at Hickory Hollow
  • Una Elementary
  • Waverly Belmont Elementary
  • West End Middle
  • Westmeade Elementary
Mike Rossi
  • Bellevue Middle
  • Carter-Lawrence Elementary
  • Cora Howe
  • Early College High
  • Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option
  • Harpeth Valley Elementary
  • Harris-Hillman
  • Hume-Fogg Magnet High
  • James Lawson High
  • MNPS Virtual School
  • Nashville Big Picture High
  • Robertson Academy Gifted
Meena Swaminathan
  • A.Z. Kelley Elementary
  • Cambridge Early Learning Center
  • Cane Ridge Elementary
  • Cole Elementary
  • Dodson Elementary
  • Donelson Middle
  • DuPont Elementary
  • DuPont Hadley Middle
  • Dupont Tyler Middle
  • Eagle View Elementary
  • Henry C. Maxwell Elementary
  • McGavock Elementary
  • Napier Enhanced Option Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle
  • Tulip Grove Elementary

Providing Access to Career Pathways

Many PENCIL Partners directly help students explore career pathways through their connections with the Academies of Nashville (AON). The AON are high school Career Academies that strengthen student skills in workforce-specific focus areas, such as arts, engineering, hospitality, information technology, and healthcare, and are a major part of the Metro Nashville high school experience.

PENCIL’s goal is to match industry partners to the appropriate school or Academy, help the partner plan a set of activities and student engagements for the year, and then nurture that partnership so that students gain meaningful career exposure and make valuable real-world connections.