"When someone is taught the joy of learning, it becomes a life-long process that never ends."
— Marva Collins, educator and author
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About the Institute
Offering a variety of educational seminars and events for parents and professionals, the mission of the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning is to strengthen the community’s understanding of learning differences, foster life-long learning, and provide valuable professional education. Topics vary from year to year with a consistent focus on student development and issues that impact learning. Sessions are led by Currey Ingram Academy faculty and staff in addition to local and national experts. All sessions are open to the public with registration strongly encouraged. We look forward to seeing you at the educational sessions this year.
About Annette Eskind
The Annette Eskind Institute of Learning honors Annette Eskind, M.S.W., a woman known for her unparalleled commitment to education. She has supported parent and professional education at Currey Ingram Academy and throughout the Nashville community in a number of ways for most of her life. With a high value for philanthropic service and supporting civic issues, Mrs. Eskind has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to her community. Her passion for education is consistent with the mission of Currey Ingram Academy.
About Cherrie Farnette
Cherrie Farnette started the first community education program at Westminster School of Nashville that now continues at Currey Ingram Academy under the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning. The Lunch & Learn Series honors Cherrie Farnette, who generously shared educational resources and increased the awareness of educational needs for children with learning differences.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 Annette Eskind Institute of Learning educational seminars may be live on campus or presented through a virtual webinar format. Additional information and registration details will be forthcoming for each session.
This session will be lead by: Courtney Gallaher, Director of the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning Allie Bender, Director of the Diagnostic Center at Currey Ingram Cathleen Crunk, speech language pathologist in the Lower School. Registration information forthcoming.
Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.
Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).