Capacity • Systems • Sustainability

Brandi Nunnery

Passion. Experience. Diligence.


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Brandi Nunnery

Brandi Nunnery is currently a Literacy Teacher Development Specialist (LTDS) in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system. She holds a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis: English as a Second Language) and an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision. As a classroom teacher, Brandi taught first grade and ESL in grades 1-5. Instructionally, Brandi demonstrated consistent excellence, especially in the areas of Balanced Literacy and Writer’s Workshop. In 2004, due to her consistent implementation of best instructional practices and her contributions to her PLCs throughout the building, Smyrna Elementary (Smyrna, TN) honored Brandi by recognizing her as Teacher of the Year.

In addition to her classroom experience, Brandi, has served with distinction as a Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, and District Lead Literacy Coach. In her role as a District Lead Literacy Coach, she designed and delivered training for her fellow site-based coaches in Nashville. Additional leadership experiences include serving as a Project Based Learning Capacity Builder for Metro Nashville schools, supervising practicum students in the graduate reading program from Vanderbilt University, and mentoring new instructional coaches.


Areas of Expertise

  • Balanced Literacy

  • Rtll

  • Writer’s Workshop

  • Phonics

  • Professional Learning Community Development

  • Instructional Planning

  • Modeling Instructional Best Practices

  • Instructional Coaching

  • Project Based Learning


Activities, Affiliations & Accolades

  • 2013-2015 District Lead Coach, Elementary Literacy

  • Vanderbilt READ Advisory Board and Practicum Supervisor

  • 2004 Smyrna Elementary Teacher of the Year

  • Founder, “Greeks Read Across Nashville Day”

  • Project Based Learning Capacity Builder , Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Cohort Member, Literacy Partnership, Lipscomb/MNPS

  • Readworker Advisory Board, Readworks.org

  • Co-Designer and Facilitator

    • MNPS Summer PD “Literacy Through the Lens of RtI2

    • MNPS Summer PD “ELA Common Core Standards”

    • MNPS Coaches PD “Let’s Get R.E.A.L.”

    • MNPS Coaches PD “We Know What Writer’s Workshop Is….But Our Teachers Still Aren’t Doing It!!!”

    • MNPS Training, “Benchmark Assessment System & Text Level Assessment”

  • Facilitator, “PLC for Instructional Coaches”, MNPS

  • New Teacher Induction Session Leader, MNPS

  • Guest Teacher, Trevecca University

  • Grant, General Mills, “S.A.L.U.D.”, $5,000

  • Grant, ESL Enterprise Project

  • Affiliations:

    • Life Loyal Member

    • Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

    • President, Nashville Area Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi

Contact Information

Email:  bnunnery@aais.us