Email: Victoria Ragan
I have been part of the Metro Nashville Public School System most of my life, either as a student or as an educator.
I attended Rosebank Elementary School and Stratford High School (class of 1968). Back then, Stratford was grades thru 12. There were no middle schools. After graduating from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt with a B.A. Degree in French and English, I started my career as a French and English instructor at Maplewood High School (1972—1983). Then, I taught French full-time for two years at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School (1983—1985). During this time I attained a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from TSU. The next teaching assignment took me to Hunters Lane High School where I taught English and French for nineteen years (1985—2005).There, I served as lead teacher for the world languages department and coordinator for the International Baccalaureate program. My daughter and son both graduated from Hunters Lane respectively in ’96 and 2000. It was a fun experience to teach at the school that my daughter and son attended. Not ready to retire after having taught for 33 years in Metro, I accepted a position as assistant principal at Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School. There I have served for the last seven years.
I just completed my 41st year as an educator in MNPS. I’m still not ready to retire. Being an educator and lifelong learner, I believe, has kept my spirit young. I believe that everyone can learn. Research indicates that there are 150 plus I.Q.’s. Each of us has our own unique intelligence and gifts that cannot be labeled by one particular standardized test. I’m excited to be able to come to Big Picture. I look forward to supporting all students at Big Picture as they work to attain their college and career goals.
Victoria is assistant principal at Nashville Big Picture.
Favorite quote: “Knowledge is power.”
Victoria has a daughter, son and three grandchildren. Victoria has three dogs, a cat and a horse. Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, both two-legged and four-legged. She loves horseback riding and listening to music. Her three favorite genres of music are R&B, Classical, and Country. Victoria also enjoys watching movies, reading, writing, and, believe it or not, working. She’s happy to be aboard the unique Nashville Big Picture High School..