About the Podcast

Education Conversations is a podcast centered around the past, present, and future of K-12 education in Nashville. Hear educators, parents, and community members have authentic conversations about the issues that matter to them.

About the Host

My name is Linda Dunnavant and I am a literacy specialist, former public school teacher, and public school parent. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband and two sons. While I am an introvert at heart, I love getting into deep conversations over complex issues. My family and friends frequently point out my tendency to hear people’s life stories mere minutes after meeting them!


I believe that public schools are one of our country’s greatest institutions. ALL students can learn and ALL students deserve a great start in life. I believe it is time we stopped thinking about what is best for our individual children at the detriment of what is best for all children.

My mantra is to seek out tough conversations, listen with empathy, and act with courage. Let’s disagree, let’s challenge each other, and let’s make ourselves vulnerable. What do we have to lose?