First Grade

Betty Coleman

Betty Coleman was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Metro Nashville Public Schools and later graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with endorsements in early childhood and library science. She also has a JD from Nashville School of Law. She has taught in Metro Schools for over 30 years. Before becoming a teacher at Julia Green, Mrs. Coleman was a Julia Green parent. She was extremely pleased with the education and care that her daughter received while attending Julia Green. Each year, Mrs. Coleman strives not only to build a community of learners in her classroom, but also a community of caring individuals. Mrs. Coleman loves teaching the students at Julia Green and getting to know their families. When Mrs. Coleman is not in school she enjoys reading, photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Millie Lentz

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.

Frances Mazer

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Mazer moved to Nashville to attend Peabody College. It was there that she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education and later her master’s degree in remedial reading. She also has an additional 30 hours of graduate credit. Prior to teaching at Julia Green, Mrs. Mazer taught at University School of Nashville and Westmeade Elementary. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Mrs. Mazer loves teaching at Julia Green and feels fortunate to be able to work with such a talented faculty and staff.

Connie Pilkinton

Connie Pilkinton was born in Chattanooga and grew up between Nashville and Chattanooga. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University, a master’s degree in early childhood education from Middle Tennessee State University, and has 30 additional hours of graduate credits with a reading focus, including reading recovery training. Mrs. Pilkinton began her teaching career in 1984 in Fort Hood, Texas, teaching kindergarten. In 1988, she joined the Julia Green faculty, teaching kindergarten until 2013, when she began teaching 1st grade. Over the years, she has enjoyed building relationships with the children she has taught and their families. When not teaching, Mrs. Pilkinton enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Paige Wigington

Paige Wigington grew up all across the U.S., living in Maryland, California, and Texas. However, she considers Nashville her hometown as she attended both high school and college in the city. She graduated with a B.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from Belmont University and is currently attending graduate school at Lipscomb University. Ms. Wigington has been involved in child development for over eight years. She is passionate about education and strives to pass her love for learning onto her students. Ms. Wigington believes all children are unique individuals that deserve a safe and nurturing environment where they can meet their full potential. Outside of school, Ms. Wigington loves spending time with friends and family, especially her two dogs Harper and Hunter. Some of her hobbies include traveling, reading, exercising, and photography.

Julia Green Elementary PTO

3500 Hobbs Road,

Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 298-8082

The mission of Julia Green Elementary School is to create a foundation that encourages compassion, tolerance, integrity and a commitment to learning.

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