Collins Aki Sixth Grade Teacher B.A. University of Texas at Austin M.T.S. Vanderbilt University read more Collins joins the faculty as a sixth-grade language arts teacher. He most recently taught fourth-grade English Language Arts at Rocketship United Academy in Nashville, where he designed curricula to reflect the diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the students served. A published author, he frequently writes various articles, short stories and novels. He also wrote and directed two short films, including “The Runner,” which was released last year.