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Nashville Community Education
Phone: 615-298-8050
Fax: 615-298-8455

Department Locations

  • The Cohn School - Main Office
    4805 Park Ave.
    Nashville, TN 37209
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  • Wright Middle School - Satellite Location
    180 McCall St.
    Nashville, TN 37211
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About UsNCE Logo

Nashville Community Education is sponsored by the Metropolitan Nashville Community Education Commission of the Metropolitan Government. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the community through education.

Meet Our Staff

Mary Beth HardingExecutive Director – Mary Beth Harding

Mary Beth Harding is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A., Anthropology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies). Mary Beth has extensive experience with other community education programs including Watkins Community Education and Sarratt Art Studios. Mary Beth seeks to provide creative educational opportunities to all members of Nashville's diverse and growing population. She hopes to continue providing opportunities for you to learn new skills and develop long-lasting connections through Nashville Community Education.

Philip StoeckleinProgram Coordinator – Philip Stoecklein

Philip Stoecklein brings vast experience in government, community relations, public affairs and manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s in Public Administration from Tennessee State University. In his role as the Program Coordinator, Philip is responsible for managing current and new classes, instructor recruitment, and scheduling.
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Meet Our Commissioners


Clockwise from left: Edward G. Hantel, Dr. Kecia Ray - Director of Schools appointed, Vernon H. Dixon, Jr. - Chair, Brian Gilson - Vice Chair, Bernard Pickney

Not pictured: Wendy S. Tucker - Mayor appointed, Dalila Duarte - Secretary