Annette Eskind Institute of Learning

"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.
  • About Dr. Jane Hannah

    For 20 years, Dr. Jane Hannah served Currey Ingram Academy in essential roles including Lower School Division Head, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Programs, and Upper School Division Head. The Roundtable Sessions will facilitate empowering conversations focused on a variety of topics related to learning differences. The sessions will honor the many ways Dr. Hannah extensively provided best educational interventions for educators, professionals, parents and students.
    • Courtney Gallaher

      Director of the Annette Eskind Institute and Assistant Director of Admissions


Annette Eskind Institute of Learning educational seminars may be live on campus or presented through a virtual webinar format. To be added to the email list to learn about upcoming events and registration details, contact Courtney Gallaher.

Click here to download the 2023-24 schedule of educational seminars.

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Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary PreK-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tennessee, 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).