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What have Ensworth's stellar faculty and staff been up to this year?


Director of Finance & Operations Whitney Johnson presented in a national conference on May 6, 2021 titled “Design the Right Endowment Spending Policy for Your School.”

Bryan Van Vleet won National High School Strength and Conditioning Association (NHSSCA) Tennessee strength and conditioning coach of the year, and he accepted the award at their national conference this summer.

Jason Maxwell was named this year’s “Mr. Baseball” by the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association, also coaching the USA Baseball 18U team this summer.

Ross Lyons recently was accepted into cohort 6 of the Educators Cooperative. The Cooperative brings together teachers from Nashville private, public, and charter schools to collaborate and share best practices in teaching and learning and nurture a professional community of educators on behalf of all Nashville’s students. Kristin Paine and Doug Magee are also members.

Ellen Reynolds is beginning Mindfulness Teacher Certification through Mindful Schools and looks forward to sharing mindfulness throughout our community.

Elias Salazar and Jim Aveni both won certificates of appreciation from the YoungArts Foundation for their work with Esther Okai Tetteh ‘21 who was a winner in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Singer-Songwriter national competition.


Sarah Buchanan Associate Head of School; Director of Enrollment Management 32 Years at Ensworth

Barb Daugherty Grade 5 Teacher 33 Years at Ensworth

Mary Perkins Middle School Science Teacher 25 Years at Ensworth


Will Sutherland (Kelly) Charlotte Larken Sutherland Born February 3, 2021

In Memory

Bev Anderson Kindergarten Assistant; Aftercare
(15 Years at Ensworth) Sept. 11, 1947 - Dec. 30, 2020

Mary Ella Burke Librarian (35 Years at Ensworth) April 21, 1939 - June 4, 2021

Ginna Corts High School Nurse (2 Years at Ensworth) Aug. 10, 1948 - Feb. 15, 2021

Barbara Griffin Librarian (37 Years at Ensworth) Oct. 6, 1932–July 8, 2021

Halleen Liles Bookkeeper (29 Years at Ensworth) Oct. 31, 1938 - Feb. 1, 2021

Matthew Plumb High School Art Teacher (5 Years at Ensworth) July 27, 1968 - Sept. 4, 2019

Fluff Ensworth’s therapy dog Passed away on June 5, 2021

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