Lucie Rhoads

Lucie graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011, where she received the university’s award for one of the top ten outstanding seniors, led a service organization focusing on development work and alternative spring break in Latin America, and served as Teach for America’s campus recruiter for Vanderbilt for three years. After completing her degree, Lucie joined the Teach for America Corps and moved to Memphis, TN for two years, teaching in high-poverty public schools there. Lucie found her passion for the operational side of school startup, and was a member of the founding team at KIPP Infinity Elementary School in Harlem as well as Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School in Memphis. After completing her commitment with Teach for America, Lucie moved back to Nashville and started Nashville Classical Charter School as the Founding Director of Operations. After three years there, she transitioned to a Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives role at a charter school network in Nashville called Valor Collegiate Academies, a network of schools who are paving the way for top-tier academic performance and comprehensive human development. When not working, she loves cooking, enjoying the outdoors, SEC football, and hanging out with her 4-year-old lab, Sawyer!

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