About Relay Memphis
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Middle School Science
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Dean Aubrey Nelson
As dean of Relay Memphis, Aubrey Nelson leads teacher preparation for the Memphis campus. Before joining the Relay faculty as the founding elementary adjunct instructor in 2015, Aubrey served as the founding assistant head of school of Freedom Preparatory Academy Elementary School. She previously taught kindergarten and first grade and served as a managing director of teacher leadership development with Teach For America Memphis. She is an alumna of Teach For America (Memphis, ’08). Most recently, Aubrey served as the Residency Director of Relay Memphis, teaching and coaching residents in year 1 of the Relay Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. After 13 years in Memphis, Aubrey, with her family, proudly calls Memphis home. Aubrey earned an M.A.T. from Christian Brothers University and her B.A. in International Studies from Rhodes College.
Get to know Memphis, Tennessee.
City Population: 656,000
Memphis offers true Southern charm and a rich history of Civil Rights activism at the corner of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The city is known for its delicious barbecue cuisine, which is best polished off with a glass of sweet tea. You can also take your sweet tea out on a pontoon boat on the Mississippi River, or enjoy it while experiencing the city’s vibrant nightlife and live music.
Music lovers should be sure to visit attractions celebrating the history of great American music, including the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Memphis Hall of Fame, and Graceland, the home of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. Memphis is also proud to be home to the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis. There, you can learn about the Civil Rights Movement’s history in Memphis and the lasting impact it has had on the city.
You’ll need a car to get to downtown Memphis. However, once you’re there, trolley buses provide a fun, easy way to get around. Walking tours of the city and riverboat rides along the Mississippi are also highly recommended for weekend recreation.
1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 434
Memphis, TN 38104