Co-Founders of Nashville’s First New Charter School in 5 Years on Offering Dual Language to All Families
In an interview with the Century Foundation’s Conor Williams, the founders of the first charter school to be authorized in Nashville in 5 years discussed the new dual language immersion Aventura Community School. Co-founders Natalie Morosi and Diana Aguilar met while teaching third grade. The two worked with the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition, which supported them in developing their intentionally diverse charter school. Being a public charter, the founders said, gives them the latitude they need to create the educational environment their learners deserve.
“It’s really important for us that we have the freedom to implement all the details of our model in the way that the research suggests is best for both our native English- speaking students and our global language speakers,” said school co-founder Morosi. “Being a charter school gives us much more freedom and independence in selecting the tools that best serve our program.”