Nahed Artoul Zehr

President

My name is Nahed Artoul Zehr and I have one child at Percy Priest Elementary – Nurah Zehr who is in Mrs. Parker’s second grade class.  Next year, my youngest daughter Nadeen will be a PPE Kindergartner! I joined the PTO’s Executive Board as a way to give back to PPE.  Our family’s life has been enriched by the school’s first rate education and its skilled and caring staff.  In my professional life, I am a former professor and nonprofit executive director, and am now an active community volunteer.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, coffee, traveling, and any type of peace and quiet I can find.  My favorite PPE event is the auction – I love getting a parents’ night out and seeing our community come together to support our school.

Katie Agnew

Vice President

My name is Katie Agnew and I have two children at Percy Priest Elementary – Elizabeth, who is in 4th grade, and Mary Anne, who is in 1st grade.  PPE has given so much to our family, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to do something for it in return by serving on the Executive Board.  In my professional life I am a lawyer, and in my spare time I enjoy jogging, gardening, and reading. My favorite PPE memory is of Elizabeth dressed up as her 100 year-old self on the 100th day of kindergarten.

John Markham

Treasurer

My name is John Markham, and my son Ford is a first grader in Ms. Hartsock’s class. My wife Haley and I also have two future Tigers – Milly (5) and Henry (3). We are huge fans of Percy Priest Elementary and the PPE Community. I am a member of Pinnacle Bank’s commercial banking team, and, in my spare time, I enjoy staying active, reading, and supporting our local sports’ teams.

Andrea Rothe

Assistant Treasurer

My name is Andrea Rothe, and my daughter Sofia is a first grader at Percy Priest. We have a younger child, Luka, who is not yet at Percy Priest. I joined the PTO’s Executive Board because I wanted to be a part of our school community and help out in any way I can. In my professional life, I am the co-founder of Iris Financial Group, working with small business owners, streamlining processes to make them more successful. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to different countries, exploring National Parks and hot yoga. My favorite PPE event is the popsicle party before the first day of school.

Megan Callendar

Fundraising Chair

My name is Megan Callender and my husband, Michael, and I have two children that attend Percy Priest – Marlo is a 3rd grader and Griff is a 1st grader. Burke, our youngest, will attend Kindergarten at PPE in 2022. I joined the PTO executive board because we are so grateful for our wonderful school and the community that comes with it. I want to give back and support the terrific staff and school that we love. In my professional life, I am embarking on a new career in Personal and Commercial Property Insurance as a Producer with The Tucker Agency. In my spare time I enjoy fitness classes, reading, outdoor activities, coaching/spectating my children’s activities, travel and anything by the water. My favorite Percy Priest event is field day, it is a day full of fun and excitement for everyone.

Christie Boyd

Assistant Fundraising Chair

My name is Christie Boyd. I have three daughters. Larkin has graduated from PPE and is in 6th grade at JT Moore. Maisie is in 3rd grade, and June is in kindergarten. I joined the PPE Executive Board because we have been so grateful for the wonderful educators and community of PPE these past 7 years, and I wanted to give some time and energy to supporting our school. In my professional life I have worked in education—my favorite job was working as a 6th grade teacher. Currently, I am a student working toward my Masters in Information Sciences to become a school librarian. In my spare time, I read, run, and hike with my kids. My favorite PPE memory has been helping my girls put together their costumes for book character day to celebrate the end of Read-A-Thon.

Caroline Edwards

Secretary & VP of Administration

My name is Caroline Edwards and I have two children at Percy Priest Elementary- Margaret is in 1st grade and Mailee is in 4th grade. I joined the Executive Board because I wanted to get more involved with Percy Priest and its community, and try to give back to this wonderful school that has been so great to our family. In my professional life I am a caterer. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, cooking and entertaining. My favorite PPE memory is the excitement of going to the front porch before school starts to see the posted class lists.

Chris Bradshaw

Communications Chair

My name is Chris Bradshaw. My wife Pam and I have two children, Hank who is in first grade at Percy Priest and Pete age 3. I joined the PTO to get more involved with our community and to help give a little back to our school. In my professional life, I run Nashville Interactive, a website design and marketing agency. When I’m not hard at work, I love playing golf and finding reasons to build things around the house. The things I’ve come to enjoy the most about being at Percy Priest are meeting new families and hanging out at the bus stop in the morning.

Kass Benchoff

Past President

My name is Kass Benchoff and my son, Sam, is in 3rd grade.  My other son, Stevie, is now a 5th grader but truly loved his time at Percy Priest. I joined the PTO’s Executive Board because  I want to support to this amazing school and tremendous teachers and continue to serve the PPE community.   In my professional life I work in Health IT at Vanderbilt.  My role is to serve as a liaison for any  clinical needs for additional technology when patient data is involved.  In my spare time I enjoy exercising and watching my children play sports.  My favorite PPE event is the Tiger Cup which I have chaired for the past several years.  I am a terrible golfer, but love to raise money for this school.

Ginny Dolezal

 Past President

My name is Ginny Dolezal and I have 4 children, 2 currently at Percy Priest Elementary – Mark is a 3rd grader and John is a kindergartener.  I joined the PTO’s Executive Board because I love Percy Priest and want to give back to the school.  In my professional life, I am a Nurse Practitioner but currently staying home. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, gardening, spending time outdoors and hanging out with all my family. One of my favorite events is field day. I love watching the kids cheer on each other and how much fun they all have together.

Russell Young

Percy Priest Elementary Principal

My name is Russell Young and I’m the principal at Percy Priest Elementary. My educational career began as a classroom teacher and coach in Massachusetts before moving to Nashville in 2012.  I have served as a teacher at The Cohn Learning Center, an assistant principal at Hunters Lane High School, and as the executive principal at West End Middle School.
My wife and I, Tiffany, are also proud Percy Priest parents.  The oldest of our three children is a first grade student at our school.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead in the Percy Priest community.

Brooke Temple

Ed.S, Assistant Principal

My name is Brooke Temple and I am the assistant principal at Percy Priest Elementary. I joined the PTO Executive Board as a way to connect with families and collaborate with parents and other stakeholders towards a common goal of school improvement. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management, a Masters degree in Learning and Teaching, and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Leadership. In my space time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Adam and daughter Ivy. My favorite Percy Priest memory thus far, has been supply pick up. During this time, I had a chance to meet and introduce myself to students and families. I’m looking forward to having students back in the building soon, so I can continue to build relationships with students and families!

Christie Brumleve

Teacher Representative

My name is Christie Brumleve and I am a teacher representative on the PTO Executive Board.  I currently teach first grade.  I have been a teacher at Percy Priest since 2005.  I love the family atmosphere at Percy Priest!

Emily Cary

Teacher Representative

My name is Emily Cary and I teach 4th Grade at Percy Priest Elementary. I joined the PTO Executive Board because I enjoy volunteering and working closely with our parents. I have a son who is a sophomore at Lipscomb Academy. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, listening to music, and being outside. I look forward to making memories with our wonderful families and students.