Millie Lentz has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a minor in health, and a master’s degree of Instructional Practice grades K-6th from Lipscomb University. She has an English Language Learner Endorsement and a Technology Integration Certificate completing a master’s degree plus 30 hours. Mrs. Lentz has worked for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools since 2014 as a special education paraprofessional, substitute teacher, interim teacher, and a first-grade teacher. Mrs. Lentz believes that all students are unique individuals and that all students can learn! Outside of school, she enjoys exercising, organizing, and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and pets.
Deann Wooldridge was born and raised in Nashville and attended Metro schools herself. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis and a Masters in Literacy for the University of Tennessee. She was recently awarded the Ayers Fellowship from Lipscomb University to pursue an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. When she’s not at school, Mrs. Woodridge enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and friends. She also loves to travel.
Jordan Haley was born and raised just north of Nashville in Cross Plains, TN. She attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville (Go Vols!) where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Pre K-3rd grade. After graduation, she returned to the Middle Tennessee area and has taught Kindergarten in MNPS for the past 3 years. Mrs. Haley is so excited to be teaching first grade this year and to get to know all of the amazing teachers, families, and students of Julia Green. She believes that forming relationships with each child is the basis of helping students learn and that without the foundation of a respectful classroom culture it is hard for true intentional learning to take place. Her goal is to encourage the students to become eager lifelong learners as well as respectful members of society. When Mrs. Haley is not in the classroom she loves traveling, hiking, cooking, trying out fun new restaurants with friends, cheering on the Vols, and spending time with her husband and pup!
Sierra Campbell was born in Nashville and grew up outside Franklin in Thompson Station, Tennessee. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University, and has a Masters of Science in Elementary Education and Reading Specialist certification from the University of Tennessee. Ms. Campbell started her career teaching kindergarten and fifth grade with Knox County Schools and is excited to be back home in Nashville close to family! In her free time she enjoys cheering on the Vols and the Titans, taking pictures, exercising, and playing with her dog Henry.
Crystal Keefe is excited to be joining the 1st Grade team at JG! She moved to Nashville from Raleigh, NC in 2021, and this will be her 9th year teaching. As a military child, she grew up living around the world and many different places in the United States, and she is happy to now call Nashville home! She earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. Ms. Keefe is passionate about helping all students discover their dreams and providing them with the tools to chase those dreams. She loves cooking, spending time outside, reading, and doing anything creative!