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Uniting K-12 FamiliesThe USNA

The University School of Nashville Association (USNA) is a vibrant service and fundraising organization. Its members include USN parents, guardians, family, alumni, friends, faculty and staff. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences of our students by fostering a spirit of community and by supporting the school with needed services and resources. The volunteer opportunities are as diverse as our school community.

USNA's fundraising events each year include the Fall Book Frenzy, Fall Fest, the Artclectic art show and sale, Music Night, Evening Classes, and Bonus Bucks. Fans of the performing arts often join Tiger Arts Patrons (TAP), and sports enthusiasts join Tiger Club, which supports USN's athletic programs and facilities. 

The USNA is a school community in support of the educational excellence provided to our children, emphasizing involvement, inclusion, and participation and serving as a resource to our Edgehill neighbors.

List of 2 members.

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    Debra Alberts 

    USNA Office Administrator & Evening Classes Administrator
    (615) 321-8019
    At USN since: 2000
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    Amanda Payne 

    USNA President, 2023-2024

USNA Leadership & Volunteers

2023-2024 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

PRESIDENT                     
Amanda Payne

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Dara Freiberg
Erin Zagnoev
    
DIVISION VICE PRESIDENTS
Grace Hu - LS
Kim Kikkawa - MS
Wendy Gatto - HS

MARKETING VICE PRESIDENTS
Crystal Hochhalter
Debra Sapp

SECRETARY
Erin Jain

TREASURER
Margaret Hill

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Melanie Block

STEP-UP VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Dana Al-Sarraj

DADS’ ALLIANCE
John Sullivan

CULTURAL COLLABORATOR
Ashley Upkins

EX-OFFICIO/PAST PRESIDENT
Angie Howard

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Ashley Bosshart
Kavi Carmona
Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt
Tamara Ozenne

FUNDRAISING COORDINATORS

ARTCLECTIC
Sarah Bishop
Jennie Zagnoev
Angie Howard
     
BONUS BUCKS and BOX TOPS
Andrew Sloan
            
EVENING CLASSES
Felicia Bass
Ellie Fulton
Sarah Kaufman
 
BOOK FRENZY
Kim Kikkawa
Amy Tidwell
Ashley Bosshart (Step-up)
Charlotte Langerman (Step-up)

FALL FEST
Grace Ann Lukach (Chair)
Brittney Wegusen (LS Chair)
Nikki Younger (MS Chair)
 
MUSIC NIGHT   
TBA
SERVICE ACTIVITIES

CARING AND CONCERN COORDINATORS
Hannah McNeil (LS)
Tonia Klein (MS)
Erin Daunic (HS)
    
FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION COORDINATOR
Sam Lueken
Emily Johnson
    
HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS
Jamie Brook (LS)
Ashley Ross (MS)
Megan Fast (HS)

HS NEW-TO-USN PARENT COFFEE
Sarah Kaufman

8th GRADE CELEBRATION
Amy Huffman
Gillian Hooker 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Laura Hauser
    
PARENT SOCIAL COORDINATORS
Clare Clark (LS)
Barbara Zwerner (MS)        
McLean Barbieri (HS)
            
ROOM PARENT/ADVISORY PARENT COORDINATORS
Lindsey Kennedy (LS)
Ashley Ross (MS)

TIGER ARTS PATRONS (TAP)
Melissa Flatt
Ritu Joseph
Daljit Birdee (Step-up)

TIGER CLUB
Megan Fast (River Campus Concessions)   
    
SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT COORDINATORS
Cristina Saoud (MS) 
Susan Geiger (MS)
Mindy Hirt (HS)
Marci Spigel (HS)

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USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.