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Raising Nashville is fueled by a community of contributors.


Alexandra is the creator of Raising Nashville and its primary contributor. A third culture kid of the ’80’s, Alexandra has (surprisingly!) made Nashville home for the better part of the last 18 years.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special (Comprehensive) Education and a master’s degree in Human, Organizational and Community Development. She went on to teach 5th grade at a public Title 1 school, manage a federal Title 1 grant for the state, create and manage a baked goods business and then travel the East Coast for a year in a motorhome with her husband and two dogs before becoming pregnant with her daughter.

Alexandra is currently the full time primary parent for Em and can often be found out and about at the Shelby Park swings and playground on a beautiful day counting the “woof woofs”, rocking out with Tenn Little Birds’ current Music Together class or reciting Brown Bear, Brown Bear at Wonderbaby.