Our Board

Dear Friends,

In the fall of 2010, I recruited our very first STEM Prep student. Since then, over 1,000 families have sought enrollment at STEM Prep, raising the bar for excellence, year-over-year outperforming peers in Tennessee. The best teachers from around the country have made Nashville home to serve our very special, diverse population, and our students can tell you not only of their teachers’ love and dedication, but also of their steadfast commitment to graduating every child from college. In short, the journey of our children and families is nothing short of breathtaking. As we continue, we strive to build an exceptional community of mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, neighbors and strangers—together aspiring to a greater future through the transformative moments of now.

All my best,


Kristin L. McGraner, Ed.D.


Marty Szeigis
(Board Chair), J.D.

Dr. Julie Hudson
(Secretary), Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Marees Choppin
(Treasurer), Community Leader

Anne Davis
Southern Environmental Law Center

Dr. Marilyn Odom
Belmont University

Mohamed Shukri
The Daban Group

Mara Rivera
STEM Prep Parent

Emeriti Board Members

Joey Dickson
HealthTrust Purchasing Group

Dr. Keith Hargrove
Tennessee State University

Kim Thomason
Thomason Financial Services

Dr. Leslie Wisner-Lynch
Lynch Biologics

All meetings are held at 1162 Foster Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37210 unless otherwise noted. Consistent with Section 8–‐44–‐103 of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act, all meetings are open to the public.

Board meetings are held quarterly by the Board of Directors. These meetings are scheduled for the last Friday of the months of July, October, January, and April. Forthcoming meetings are scheduled to occur July 2017, Oct 2017, Jan 2018, and April 2018.

We value transparency and community members can access governance files to include board meeting agendas and minutes, as well as by-laws and related information here. Correspondence with the board may be directed to board@stemprepacademy.org.

For information on current Invitations to Bid (ITB), click here.

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