Jessica Rice was born in Nashville, though she was raised in Encinitas, California. Graduating from the University of Georgia, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Education and later earned a master’s in elementary reading and literacy from Walden University. Mrs. Rice taught for four years in Georgia before moving to Fairview in 2004 and joining the faculty here at Julia Green. When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Rice enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching UGA and Titans football, reading, and exercising.
Sarah Wagner was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Westmeade Elementary, Bellevue Middle, and Hillsboro High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Trevecca Nazarene University. Ms. Wagner’s mission is to positively impact the lives of all students to foster a lifelong love of learning. She loves teaching kindergarten because she wants to give her student a fun and amazing start to their academic careers. Outside of school she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, baking cookies, reading by the pool, shopping at Target, and taking long walks in the park.
Ms. Anne-Elise Cain was born and raised here in Nashville. She attended Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Life. She also holds a Master’s of Instructional Practice K-5 and an ELL certification from Lipscomb University. Ms. Cain has taught Kindergarten at Shwab Elementary before joining the Julia Green family. Outside of school, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, cooking, traveling, playing with her Bernedoodle puppy, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.
Lyda Turley was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she earned her bachelors in Child and Family Studies. Recently Ms. Turley received her Masters of Arts in teaching from Belmont University. She has previously worked at Westminster School for Young Children and has a passion for teaching the early years of education. When Ms. Turley is not teaching, she enjoys watching the Tennessee VOLs, Memphis Grizzlies, as well as traveling, cooking, and being with family and friends. She is looking forward to her first year at Julia Green and meeting all her new students!
Abby Claire Huval
Abby Claire Huval has recently moved to Nashville from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was a 1st grade teacher. She was born and raised in Mandeville, Louisiana where she spent a lot of time with her family. Ms. Huval attended the University of Mississippi where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education Mild/Moderate grades K-12. Ms. Huval is ready to make Nashville and Julia Green her home away from home! She enjoys trips to the beach, reading non-fiction novels, and spending quality time with family. She is extremely happy to join the Julia Green family here in Nashville and cannot wait to meet all of her kindergarten students.