Taylor Daugherty was born in Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. After graduation, she attended Lipscomb University and earned her master’s in elementary education. Mrs. Daugherty looks forward to coming to school each day and enjoys sharing her passion for education with her students. Outside of school, Mrs. Daugherty likes to spend time with her family and friends and cheer for UT football.
Abbie Gregory is a native from Nashville. She attended Belmont University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and later a Master of Arts in Teaching. While attending Belmont, she was a 4 year Division I collegiate athlete on the women's golf team. After school, she taught 2nd grade in Tennessee and then Charleston, South Carolina for a year. Ms. Gregory believes in building a classroom community that treats each other like family, and recognizes and capitalizes on each student’s individual strengths. Outside of school, Ms. Gregory loves spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys running Nashville’s greenways, exploring local coffee shops, and traveling to learn about new cultures around the world.
Angie Kinman grew up in Mountain City, Tennessee. Unusual for families living in the Appalachian Mountains, she and her three siblings all graduated from college. Mrs. Kinman holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Middle Tennessee State University. Mrs. Kinman taught for one year at Westmeade Elementary before transferring to Julia Green and feels blessed to have been here ever since. She is passionate about teaching and especially hopes to instill a lifelong love of reading in her students. Mrs. Kinman’s hobbies include running, cooking, and reading, and she loves to spend time relaxing with her husband and three children.
Virtual Teacher: Molly Madden
Molly Madden was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Nashville in 1989. Ms. Madden taught preschool for over twenty years with an associate degree in child development. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Tennessee State University in 2007 and taught kindergarten at both Sylvan Park Paideia Design School and Harpeth Valley Elementary before joining the faculty at Julia Green. At Julia Green, she taught 2nd grade for four years, first grade for one year, and returned to teaching kindergarten in 2016. Outside of school, she enjoys time in her home in downtown Nashville with her four cats, gardening, scrapbooking, and cooking. Ms. Madden was a People to People Student Ambassador Program delegation leader, with whom she has traveled to Australia, England, France, and Scotland. Ms. Madden is thrilled to be helping young children grow and learn to be life-long learners and good citizens.
Born and raised in Nashville, Laurel Sisk is a proud product of Metro Schools having graduated from Nashville School of the Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Aquinas College. Mrs. Sisk believes that each child is unique and gifted in different ways and it is her desire to help students find and embrace their individual strengths in the classroom. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Sisk enjoys singing, reading, shopping, exercising, and spending time with her husband and daughter.