Currey Ingram Conversations is a bi-monthly podcast that seeks to discuss all things education from best practices to evidence-and-research-based approaches, as well as explore ways to nurture the community beyond the walls of the classroom. Find new episodes here or on Apple Podcasts.

Episode 8

Episode 8 - Resilience
While we all face traumas, adversity, and stress in our lives, 2020 has placed unique strains on our ability to cope. In this episode, we discuss resiliency and the factors that affect how different students adapt to life-changing situations with experts from the Currey Ingram Diagnostic Center: Dr. Allison Bender, Ph.D., HSP; Jennifer Seay, M.A.; and Dr. Emily Kirk, Ph.D., HSP.


Episode 7 - Dyslexia: Some Recent Findings
Approximately 20 percent of the Currey Ingram student body (about 60 students in 2020-21) has a primary diagnosis of dyslexia, so understanding the latest research is incredibly important. Following a presentation he gave within the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning, Dr. Mitchell briefly unpacks recent notable findings, then engages in conversation regarding reading challenges with Mr. Vinson and two Upper School students.


Episode 6 - Music & Cinematography
Veteran Currey Ingram educator, Sean Kelly, joins hosts Dr. Jeff Mitchell and Eric Vinson to discuss the multifaceted arts program at the school. Kelly gives insight into how the longstanding broadcasting class, "CIA News," came to be, as well as updates regarding the new Creative Technology and E-Sports signature program. No green screen necessary in recording this episode -- merely a little old fashioned conversation.


Episode 5 - Mustang Athletics
Kelly Fish, Director of Athletics (5-12) and Director of Strategic Initiatives sits down with Dr. Jeff Mitchell and Eric Vinson to discuss all things Mustang Athletics. What benefits exist within an education-based athletic model? How is COVID-19 reshaping school athletic opportunities? Plus, the answer to the lingering question, "When is Currey Ingram getting a pool?"


Episode 4 - Residential Life
Learn about how the new boarding program came to fruition at Currey Ingram. Listen to Dr. Mitchell answer the question, "Why boarding?" and hear from Eric Vinson, Director of Residential Life and Reid McFadden, Assistant Director of Residential Life. Daniel Miller, the first enrolled boarding student, discusses why he is excited for this brand new, transformative extension of the school's mission.


Episode 3 - Dawn Pilotti Discusses Mathematical Challenges
Middle School Math Teacher and newly-appointed Faculty Chair for Mathematics, Dawn Pilotti, sits down with Dr. Mitchell and Eric Vinson for a conversation that is bound to give all listeners greater understanding of the mathematical challenges for students with learning differences, as well as insight into the latest research.


Episode 2 - Miranda Pool Discusses Anxiety
Dr. Jeff Mitchell and Eric Vinson sit down with Lower School Counselor and newly-appointed Frist Chair of Social Emotional Learning Miranda Pool for a conversation surrounding anxiety. What is it? What does it look like? How is it manifesting during such uncertain times? Ms. Pool offers therapeutic insight, in addition to tangible tips, as to how to best support both our children and ourselves.

Episode 1

Episode 1 - Community 'Thank You' 
In this inaugural episode, "Shout Outs," Head of School Dr. Jeff Mitchell and Eric Vinson, Lower School Assistant Division Head and Director of Residential Life, discuss the school's response to the current worldwide pandemic, specifically highlighting the efforts of many within the Currey Ingram community.

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Brentwood TN 37027
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About Us

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).