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Third  Grade​

Chelsea Foust

Chelsea Foust is originally from Dickson, TN and taught in Dickson County Schools for 6 years prior to teaching at Julia Green. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Bethel University. Mrs. Foust strongly believes in allowing students opportunities to explore their interests, develop character, and discover their learning styles to become independent thinkers and life-long learners. Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Foust enjoys reading, exercising, crafting, and spending time with her husband and daughter, Ellison.


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Abbie Cowden

Abbie Cowden 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. Mrs. Cowden 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, Mrs. Cowden 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.   

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Sydney Paladino

Sydney Paladino was born in Long Island, New York, and raised in North Carolina before moving to Nashville. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. Ms. Paladino taught 4th grade for 3 years in North Carolina and a half of year of K-4 STEM Education before joining the Julia Green faculty in March 2022. She believes creating authentic experiences for students allows them to make real world connections while being immersed in the learning process. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her friends and family, throwing the ball (100 times) to her Labrador, Avery, reading, trying new restaurants, and cheering for the ECU Pirates!

Mallory Parsons

Mallory Parsons is a Nashville Native and has lived in Nashville for the past five years with her husband, Jake, and two fur babies, Mullins and Hopper. Mrs. Parsons graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. This will be her sixth year teaching third grade. She taught in MNPS her first year, and has been teaching in Williamson County for the last four. She is so excited to be a Julia Green Hornet! Mrs. Parsons believes that all students can reach their highest potential and that mistakes are a key part of growth. She loves to find ways to make learning more engaging, and wants all of her students to have fun while learning. Outside of school, she loves to cook, read books, and spend time with her family. 

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