Christiane Buggs represents District 5 on the Metro Nashville School Board. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and two Master’s degrees in Education—one in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University and the other in Urban Education from Vanderbilt University—both with education research experience. Her teaching and civil service experience spans the gamut of Nashville’s public education system. She has taught in a Nashville charter school for two-and-a-half years and in a Nashville traditional public school for three-and-a-half years. She has served two years as a volunteer tutor with the MNPS Reading Clinic and two years as a MNPS middle school girls’ track, basketball, and cheerleading coach.
Christiane is a Nashville native and product of MNPS. As a student, teacher, and community member, she has experienced our schools in several different ways throughout the course of her life. Christiane is also a board member for the YMCA Black Achievers and is responsible for overseeing the program’s director. Christiane’s full-time role still keeps her heavily involved in the MNPS system, engaging with students. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Director of TRIO Programs at Tennessee State University, a tutorial program that offers academic, college readiness, and other support services to MNPS Title 1 schools.