Area Specialists

Mary Alibrandi
Literacy Teacher Development Specialist

Serving as a literacy development specialist for Julia Green, Mary Alibrandi holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and international studies from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Arizona. She has also received her administrative endorsement from Lipscomb University. Prior to working at Julia Green, Mrs. Alibrandi worked in MNPS as a resource teacher, Title I/Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading First literacy leader. During the 2012-2013 school year, she supervised student teachers from Vanderbilt University. Outside of school, Mrs. Alibrandi and her family love to get outdoors, travel, spend time with friends and relatives, and listen to music. Mrs. Alibrandi enjoys helping students reach their potential and build self-esteem as they become successful readers and writers.
 

mary.alibrandi@mnps.org
 

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Vicki Dooley
Math Enrichment Specialist

Vicki Dooley is a native Nashvillian and graduate of Overton High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and has a master’s degree from Tennessee State University. With over 30 years in the classroom, Mrs. Dooley’s teaching background includes every grade from first through eighth with the bulk of her experience teaching third grade at Percy Priest Elementary and fifth grade math and science at Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School.

Mrs. Dooley enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, Alan, and two grown children, Melissa and John. In recent years, her family has grown to include a son-in-law named Alex and a daughter-in-law named Jennings. The family has a fierce Chihuahua named Pippin who takes his job as protector of the home very seriously. Mrs. Dooley’s favorite activities include hiking at Radnor and Percy Warner Park, reading, gardening, and planning her next travel adventure.


Vicki.Dooley@mnps.org

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Carol Ann Eskridge
Exceptional Education

Carol Ann Eskridge received her degree in Child Development and Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. She then attended Vanderbilt University where she earned a master’s degree in special education with a focus on emotional/behavior disorders and learning disabilities. Before coming to Julia Green, Ms. Eskridge taught second grade, worked as a reading specialist, and supervised student teachers at Vanderbilt. She continues to mentor future special education teachers from Vanderbilt. When she’s not teaching, Ms. Eskridge loves to read, cook, and spend time with her family.

carol.eskridge@mnps.org

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Tori Miley
Advanced Academics Resource Specialist

Tori Miley is the Gifted & Talented teacher at JG! She holds a master's and bachelor's degree in elementary education and has been teaching in MNPS since 2002.  She has served as a gifted and talented teacher, a classroom teacher, and as an instructional coach to help other teachers improve their craft. Mrs. Miley is passionate about individualizing education and she works hard to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of each and every student in her class. Her three children were all involved in the MNPS Encore program, and she understands and values the significance of providing additional opportunities to meet the unique needs of gifted learners.  You might spot Mrs. Miley when you're at the Green Hills library, post office, or grocery stores; and in the evenings, you're likely to see her walking around Green Hills with her husband and dog, Tikaani. If you spot Mrs. Miley on a Saturday, it will likely be hiking at Radnor Lake or Percy Warner Park!

tori.miley@mnps.org

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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 fourth 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 two-year-old son Barrett "Bear.”

chorenia.nash@mnps.org

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Kathleen Palmer
Exceptional Education

Kathleen Palmer is the Speech Language Pathologist at Julia Green Elementary! She is originally from Birmingham, AL, and graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters in Communication Disorders from Auburn University. After graduation, Kathleen completed her clinical fellowship year at a private clinic in Nashville. She has worked for MNPS for 5 years, the last 3 at Julia Green, and is thankful for the opportunity to be here. Kathleen enjoys spending time playing pickleball, cooking, reading, traveling, being with friends, family, and her dog Scout.  

Kathleen.Palmer@mnps.org

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Rachael Ritter
Exceptional Education

Rachael Ritter is excited to continue to teach at Julia Green Elementary School! Having grown up in Nashville, Rachael attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received her bachelor's degree in Exceptional Education K-12. Rachael moved back to Nashville to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt University, majoring in Severe Disabilities. Outside of teaching, Rachael enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family and pets. 

rachael.ritter@mnps.org

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