Director of Athletics (Grades 5-12) & Strategic Initiatives Transformational Purpose Statement: I lead to serve others through positivity and kindness in a safe environment, to instill character traits in coaches and student-athletes so they may be impacted positively by sport.
Years at CIA: 10 Kelly Fish has been at Currey Ingram Academy as Director of Athletics for grades 5-12 since 2011. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. She previously worked at Belmont University in leadership positions in both advancement and athletics. She served as the Director of Young Alumni Programs in the Belmont Alumni Office for five years. Before that, she served as Assistant Coach and Travel Coordinator for the Belmont Women’s Basketball team. From 1999-2003, she was head manager for the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball team and spent her summers working as a coach, manager and counselor for various programs, including the acclaimed University of Connecticut, University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville Women’s basketball summer camp programs. Coach Fish holds a Master of Sport Administration degree from Belmont University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Louisville. She was named a Nashville Emerging Leader Award finalist in Education in 2009 and is a member of the Nashville Sports Council. In 2016, Kelly earned her Certified Master Athletic Administrator license from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). She was named the 2016 State Award of Merit award winner from Tennessee by the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) on behalf of the NIAAA. She currently serves as the Membership Coordinator for the TIAAA and teaches Leadership Training Courses for the NIAAA at the state and national level. In 2018, Kelly was added as one of twenty administrators and educators nationwide as a national team member of the Safe Sport Zone. She served on the host committee for the National Athletic Director's Conference, which was held in Nashville in December 2016 and will be the chair of the host committee for the NADC in 2022.
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).