Nashville’s Charters Sidestep Chatter and Run Up the Score

My grandmother would always say, “I can show you better than I can tell you.” It was a mantra she lived by, which meant, in practical terms, that if someone crossed her, she might not say much, but you could bet your bottom dollar swift and decisive action was sure to follow. I think the charter school leaders and parents might be taking a page … Continue reading Nashville’s Charters Sidestep Chatter and Run Up the Score

Back to School Nashville: Mia Howard and the Power of Problem Solving

Guest blogger Mia Howard, Founder and CEO of Intrepid College Prep schools. When I was in first grade and attending NYC public schools in the early nineties, citywide assessments were commonplace. That spring, we took a math exam. I was too young to be nervous or to fully understand its importance – that came in later grades. But I vividly remember the last problem. Students … Continue reading Back to School Nashville: Mia Howard and the Power of Problem Solving

Founder and Leader Mia Howard, Mastermind Behind Success at Intrepid College Prep Schools

“We Build Relationship Systems.” A school that bakes parent engagement into its strategy for student success is a school after my own heart.  Intrepid College Prep Schools, a Tennessee reward school scoring in the top 5% of schools in the state, is a superstar in an ever-growing, beautifully diverse southeast Nashville. Opportunity Academy, the organization’s flagship middle school with students in grades 5-8, sits in … Continue reading Founder and Leader Mia Howard, Mastermind Behind Success at Intrepid College Prep Schools