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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Natalie Morosi, Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Natalie Morosi has enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher and school leader in bilingual educational settings in Nashville and Madrid. She holds a BS from Furman University in Psychology & Spanish, an MAT from Belmont University, and an Ed.D from Vanderbilt University in K-12 Education Leadership & Policy. Natalie’s graduate and professional work focus on the academic, social, and cultural benefits of bilingual education, and drivers of school choice within educational systems. Her strengths include her ability to imagine meaningful educational projects and to develop community partnerships in service of a shared goal. Natalie is a Nashville native and is happy to work at a school aligned with her hopes and dreams for education in Nashville. Her two children are Aventura students!

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Katie Castellon, Lower School Director

Katie Castellon joins Aventura with over a decade of international volunteering and educational experience. She holds a BA in Sociology and International Peace Studies, and an MEd from George Mason University. Katie spent five years in Cochabamba, Bolivia volunteering at a local orphanage and teaching at the American International School of Bolivia and was a founding member of Valor Voyager Academy here in Nashville. Katie has always advocated for the importance of educating the whole child and a commitment to education as a tool for social justice. Katie is passionate about the unique educational model of ACS and building a school she will be excited to send her own children to!

Diana Aguilar, Director of Family Engagement and Enrollment

Diana Aguilar has had the honor of working with Nashville families for more than a decade. She taught elementary grades and served as a parent outreach translator for MNPS. Diana moved from South America to complete her higher education at Lipscomb University and holds a BA in Spanish with English and Education minors and an MEd in Instructional Practice. Diana is passionate about bilingual education not only because it provides advantages at a personal and professional level, but it also helps build meaningful relationships. As a mother of two, she is excited about Aventura's unique approach to purposeful academics and its emphasis on global competence. Diana is thrilled that students and families will get to come together to form part of this amazing community where everyone feels welcome and can support one another.

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INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFF 
Kindergarten Team

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First Grade Team

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Second Grade Team

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Enrichment

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Office Manager

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Student Support

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JOIN THE AVENTURA TEAM

Aventura Community School is fully hired for the current school year, but our team will grow as our school grows through the 2029-2030 school year. Our ACS Team has the unique opportunity to bring our school model to life and together enact change in our community. We welcome applications from dedicated individuals who are as passionate as we are about inclusive, bilingual, purposeful education. 

In the 2024-2025 school year we will add the following positions. If you would like to apply, the first step is to email kcastellon@aventuranashville.org with your cover letter and resume. We can't wait to meet you!

  • Starting in January 2024: Maternity Leave Interim Teacher- We are seeking an interim teacher for a maternity leave in one of our first grade classrooms beginning in January. If you are considering joining Aventura next school year and have flexibility to begin working with us sooner, this is a great chance to get to know our team and learn more about our approach before leading your own classroom. Please reach out for more information about this opportunity.

  • K-3 Classroom Teachers** - Classroom teachers work on co-teaching teams with two teachers per class. There is a residency opportunity for educators who have not yet obtained their teaching license. In 2024-2025 we will serve grades K-3, so candidates must be interested in teaching these elementary grades.

  • Operations Coordinator- Detail-oriented spreadsheet gurus are invited to apply to join our leadership team as our Operations Coordinator. Responsibilities may include facilities management, procurement, and coordination and management of various data systems.

  • Student Support Coordinator- Lead our incredible student support team in meeting the needs of all learners. Qualifications include proficiency with special education and multilingual learner program compliance and data reporting. Our Student Support Coordinator will manage our team of special education teachers and paraprofessionals.

  • Paraprofessionals- Paraprofessionals work with individuals and small groups to provide all students with personalized support. This could be an opportunity to explore a career in education for career changers or those who have not yet finished a college degree.

 

**Classroom Teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English and Spanish. An EL certification is preferred but not required. Teachers with a Special Education specialization and bilingual proficiency are invited to apply to join our classroom co-teaching teams.

AVENTURA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jessie Garcia Knowles, Board Chair

Lindsey Harris, Board Vice-Chair

Karla Vázquez Moreno, Board Secretary

Alex L. Lorenz, Board Treasurer

 

AAron Mcgee Board Member, Parent Representative

Dawana Wade, Board Member

Jacob Bennett, Board Member, Parent Representative

Luke Smiley, Board Member

 

Stuart Burkhalter, Board Member

Veronica Uribe, Board Member
 

BOARD MEETINGS & GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS

 

The Aventura Board of Directors holds quarterly meetings. Meetings are held from 9-11am. If you wish to attend a meeting please contact info@aventuranashville.org to confirm the meeting time, location, and agenda. Scheduled meeting dates:

September 15, 2023 (annual meeting)

November 17, 2023

February 16, 2024

June 21, 2024

Past Meeting Agendas/ Minutes

June 16, 2023

April 13, 2023 (ad hoc)

February 17, 2023

Dec 2, 2022

September 9, 2022

May 18, 2022

April 20, 2022

February 16, 2022

January 19, 2022

December 15, 2021

November 17, 2021

October 20, 2021

September 18, 2021

June 10, 2021

Public Governance & Financial Documents

Charter Application & Agreement (Includes Bylaws and all Board Policies)

MNPS Library Selection & Library Reconsideration Policies

MNPS Title IX Training; ACS Title IX Coordinator Katie Castellon, kcastellon@aventuranashville.org

FY24 Board Approved Budget

FY22 Audited Financials

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