Meet Our School Administration and Support Team
Get to know the dedicated individuals who make up our school's administration and support staff, ensuring an enriching educational experience for all students.
Contact information is available in the Staff Directory
Dr. Andy Davis, Principal
Dr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Belmont University and later, an administration endorsement from David Lipscomb University. In 2013, Dr. Davis received his Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Strategic Change, also from David Lipscomb. Dr. Davis came to Julia Green from Hunters Lane High School where he served as an Assistant Principal. He taught English for five and half years at Hillsboro High School, where he also coached girls’ soccer and was the English Department Chair. Prior to entering the education field, Dr. Davis worked in the private sector for eleven years in multi-family property management. Outside of school, Dr. Davis enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

The staff at Julia Green Elementary are the glue that keeps us all together. We couldn't give our students the education they deserve without the work done by all of our staff.

Jennifer Curtis
Rachel Williams
Shannon Meadows, Librarian/IB Coordinator
Shannon Meadows was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but raised in east Tennessee before moving to Nashville to pursue her teaching career. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Pedagogy from Tennessee Technological University. Immediately following graduation, she accepted a position as a classroom teacher in MNPS. Shortly after, Shannon received her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in Library Science. From 2004 to 2011, Shannon was the librarian at Julia Green where she collaborated with the design team through the remodel of our library; in addition, she served on the initial International Baccalaureate certification team. Shannon is thrilled to be back home at Julia Green serving our community. When not at JG, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, her dogs, and traveling to the beach.

Our library staff has one mission: to spark a love of literature that will last a lifetime. The library is open for book checkout throughout the day.  There is rarely a time you will not visit the library and see students checking out books, reading quietly, researching, or working in groups guided by a classroom teacher and/or our librarian.  Our librarian plans cooperatively with teachers and our IB coordinator to integrate our library materials and Academic Standards into each Unity of Inquiry. It is our goal that the students of Julia Green gain a love of quality literature. We currently have over 13,000 volumes. Funding is provided by the school system, our PTO, and various fundraisers, including an annual book fair.

Cori Nash, School Counselor
Cori Nash was born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania and spent several years living on the coast in North Carolina and South Carolina before settling in Nashville in 2016. This is Ms. Nash’s fifth year as the School Counselor at Julia Green. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Mount Union, a Master of Education in K-12 School Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Alabama, and National Board Certification as of 2014. In her free time, Ms. Nash enjoys being outside, reading, watching Steelers football, and spending time with her husband, friends, miniature Australian Shepherd, Isla, and four-year-old son Barrett "Bear.”

School Counselor Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads classroom lessons on topics including emotion regulation, coping skills, conflict resolution, empahty, career exploration, safety, and more.
  • Provides counseling interventions toindividual students and small groups.
  • Consults with parents and teachers.
  • Serves as Support Team Chair, a team of school personnel that identifies appropriate resources to provide behavioral, social, emotional, acadmic, and attendance support for designated students.
  • Serves as 504 Coordinator, safeguarding the rights of students with disabilities.
  • Assists in the identification of and referrals for crisis situatons.
  • Ensures parents and students are aware of how to access community resources.
  • Collaborates with and coordinates referalls to other school specialists, such as the School Social Worker, School Psychologist, and Advocacy Center Coach.
Sarah Beth Downey, Part Time Counselor
Sarah Beth Downey was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Psychology from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.  After a beautiful summer in the mountains of Colorado she moved to Nashville and received a Master’s of Education in Counselling from Vanderbilt.  Mrs. Downey previously worked in MNPS at Wright Middle and Glengarry Elementary.  Mrs. Downey’s three children all attended Julia Green so it holds a special place in their hearts.  Besides being a wife and mother, Mrs. Downey enjoys cooking, entertaining friends and family, and hiking with her precious Red Fox Lab, Roux!
Jennifer Lequire, School Psychologist
Jennifer Lequire, has collaborated on a series of informational videos for parents.  They are available via a private YouTube channel.  The first video can be accessed here and is about executive functioning. The second video is available here and covers screen time guidance for children.  You will find contact information at the end of each video in case you have questions!
Nurse Tabitha Ford
Nurse Tabitha is a Nashville native and attended Metro schools for K-12. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She joined school health in November 2020. She has two daughters, Aubrey and Eliza, whom attend Julia Green elementary. She has a tri paw doggy named Lucy. Nurse Tabitha believes that health education is key to wellness. Nurse Tabitha loves going to the beach with her husband and kids, going for walks, eating yummy food, and cheering for the Tennessee Titans.

Role of the School Nurse

School Health nurses are available to every public school within the Metro Nashville Public school system (MNPS). Registered nurses provide skilled nursing services to students who need such care in order to come to school, as determined by their health care provider. School nurses are usually assigned between 2-4 schools.​

Ways Your School Nurse Can Influence Academic Success:

  • Identify students who have medical conditions such as: asthma, seizure disorders, and allergies
  • Develop Individual Health Plans for students with a medical conditions
  • Provide skilled nursing services as ordered by medical providers
  • Provide information about community resources to students, families and school employees
  • Provide case management services through facilitating linkage to services when needed
  • Participate in health and careers fairs within schools and community
  • Educate students both individually and in the classroom on a variety of age-related health topics, such as hand washing or other wellness education
  • Provide resources for follow up dental care, free or affordable vision care
  • Involvement with Healthy School Teams, designed to improve wellness in the school
  • Oversee the monthly medication delivery system in every school
  • Work with other Metro Public Health Department programs to ensure student follow up
  • Provide consultation for student immunization records

School nurses work in partnership with MNPS staff.  When the effects of a student’s health condition are managed during the school day, students are able to come to school and learning it optimized. Healthier students become better learners!​

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