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Delishia, mother of one, enjoys spending time with her beautiful, sweet and intelligent 6th grader who attends Metro Nashville Public Schools. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, laughing and spending quality time together as a family.
A Tennessean at heart, Delishia was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating in the top 5% of her class in high school, Delishia attended Howard University in Washington, DC and Tennessee State University here in Nashville. Delishia earned her Bachelors of Science in 2004 and her Masters of Education in 2010 both from Tennessee State University. A life-long learner, she hopes to pursue a PhD in the near future.
Delishia began her career as a Special Education teacher in Williamson County at Page Middle School. Desiring to serve the Antioch/Southeast Nashville community, she joined Metro Nashville Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher at Antioch Middle School and later Thurgood Marshall Middle School in the same capacity. Delishia currently serves as a Special Education Coach in MNPS and supports 6 schools in Nashville. She is the Faculty Advisor Committee Chair for itinerant staff and a member of MNEA. Delishia has been very vocal on increasing teacher and support staff pay and had the opportunity to speak before the council to advocate for increased paraprofessional pay.
Delishia was licensed as a Minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 2016. She served in the Children’s Ministry as the children’s church teacher at the Antioch location for 4 years. She has had the pleasure of serving the Southeast Nashville community by participating on the planning committee for the Annual Holiday party for the last several years and most recently partnering with CNAP to plan the 2nd Annual Fall Festival. She was extremely vocal in protesting the move of the jail to the Southeast community in 2015 and frequently attends council, zoning, and budget and finance meetings.
Delishia currently sits on the Board for The Destiny Theatre Experience, a local theater company here in Nashville, as well as eMpowerment Inc. and Ignite Her Pursuit, both non-profits that partner with schools in Southeast Nashville.