Gail Ackerman First Grade Teacher B.S. Lipscomb University M.Ed. Vanderbilt University 615-297-6544 read more Gail brings more than three decades of experience teaching in independent schools to OHS. During this time, she taught Kindergarten, first and second grades at University School of Nashville, where she also served as a mentor teacher, supervising and training new and assistant teachers. Previously, she worked as an instructor and developed science and math curricula for the Saturday/Summer Academy for Vanderbilt Youth, a program developed to meet the learning needs of gifted students. She also worked as a classroom mentor teacher for graduate students in education at Belmont University. Gail loves reading children’s books, hiking with her family around Tennessee state parks, cooking, baking, sewing and doing crafts.