KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School Team - KIPP Nashville


Meet the KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School team — our school leaders, teachers, and support staff.

In its first year of service, Collegiate was the highest-performing non-selective high school in Nashville, and ranked in the 99th percentile for all public schools in the state for growth in reading, and 98th percentile for growth in math. Our team supports families and students to build college-going identities, habits and skills.


Leadership Team

Laura Bantle

Director of Student Support

Central Michigan University

Marc Gauthier

Assistant Principal

University of Connecticut

Andrea Mendez

Director of Operations

University of Maryland

Chakita Patterson

Dean of Students

Middle Tennessee State University

Jake Ramsey

School Leader

Vanderbilt University

Joe Valentine-White

Dean of Students

Kenyon College

Instructional Team

Rani Banjarian

Ninth and Twelfth Grade, Math

Vanderbilt University

Nolan Budgewater

Music Teacher

Centenary College of Louisiana

Jordan Carrethers

PE/Athletic Director

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Latazia Carter

Ninth Grade, Composition

Georgetown University

Holly Fakunle

Transition Specialist

Delaware State University

Renee Frederick

Modern World/Pre-AP World

University of Texas

Mariah Garner

Tenth Grade, Composition

Vanderbilt University

Nelson Graham

Tenth Grade, Algebra II

Vanderbilt University

Emily Grohs

Tenth Grade, Geometry

University of California Santa Barbara

Christian Jenkins

Algebra I

Vanderbilt University

Grace Josey

College Readiness

Katava King

Exceptional Education

Ashleigh Krudys

Ninth Grade, Reading Foundations

Miami University

Corie Llera

Ninth Grade, Social Justice Teacher

University of Oxford

Christopher Lundgren

World History

University of Chicago

Caroline Martin

Twelfth Grade, Composition

Vanderbilt University

Kaleigh McRoberts

Eleventh Grade, Composition

Eastern Illinois University

Kaella Mitchell

Associate Teacher

University of Memphis

Victoria Morrow

Ninth Grade, Literature

Arizona State University

Melody Pabon


Boston College

Cody Pritchard

Ninth Grade, Algebra I

North Central College

Madison Reeb

Tenth Grade, Literature

University of California – Berkeley

Sam Reilly

Eleventh Grade, U.S. History

Vanderbilt University

Matt Resavy

Ninth Grade, Physics

The George Washington University

Josh Rogen

Ninth Grade, History

Vanderbilt University

Leonard Rowan

Associate Teacher

Middle Tennessee State University

Laura Spain

Exceptional Education

Middle Tennessee State University

Kate Stasik

Eleventh Grade, American Literature

American University

Diane Thompson


UNC - Chapel Hill

Jennifer Tillotson

Eleventh Grade, Math

University of Washington

Justin Wellum

Chemistry and Tenth Grade College Readiness

Western Kentucky University

Alexis White

Ninth Grade, Literature

UNC - Chapel Hill

Hawanatu Wurie

College Readiness

Olivet College

Non-Instructional Team

Morgan Andrews

Office Manager

Sewanee - The University of the South

Kristina Clayton

Operations Coordinator

North Carolina Central University

Katie Fey

Site Coordinator, Communities in Schools

University of Tennessee

Marie Papini


Newman University