Nashville POINT Advisory Committee
Pamela B. Garrett
Metropolitan Board of Public Education
Pamela B. Garrett is an elected member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, representing District 3 and is the immediate past Chair of the Board, a position she held for three years. Ms. Garrett is a graduate of Metro Nashville Public Schools, and earned degrees in education both at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Smith College in Northampton MA. For the past 25 years, she has been primarily involved in private business and civic leadership. Ms. Garrett is currently a realtor with Worth Properties, LLC and also serves on the Boards of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Skyline Medical Center and Character Counts Nashville and is an alumna of Leadership Nashville. Always an advocate for children and their education, Ms. Garrett believes in no excuse education, that all children can learn and that we must want for all children what we want for our own.
Manager of the Research Division,
Tennessee Education Association
Graham Greeson is currently manager of the Tennessee Education Association, Research Division. Mr. Greeson has been an employee of TEA for 33 years and has served as manager of the Research Division for 12 of those years. He is also the TEA contact person for the Coalition for Tennessee’s Future, a coalition of K-12 public school stakeholders that is working to increase funding for K-12 public education. For the past several years, Mr. Greeson has worked extensively with state officials to improve the equity and adequacy of public school funding, and currently serves as the TEA representative on the Basic Education Program Review Committee. Mr. Greeson has a deep personal interest in seeing at-risk children better served by public education. He holds a master’s degree in education and has extensive post-graduate work in accounting, school finance, and employee compensation.
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Mr. Huth is the current president of the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association (MNEA), a position which he also held in the late 1990s, and has distinguished himself as MNEAâ€™s chief bargaining spokesperson for over 10 years. He was also instrumental in creating the plan to construct the MNEA Headquarters Building. Mr. Huth is a member of the Tennessee Consolidate Retirement System Board of Trustess and also serves as a trustee to the Metropolitan Professional Employee Insurance Trust and the Administrative Retirement Committee, which oversees the closed Metropolitan Nashville Teacher Retirement Plan. He is a member of the Leadership Nashville class of 1999 and the Donelson-Hermitage Leadership Class of 2001. Mr. Huth earned his Master of Education from Trevecca Nazarene College and his Specialist in Education Degree from Tennessee State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at TSU where he is studying trends in teacher compensation.
Tennessee Education Association
Gloria Dailey Towner currently is employed by the Tennessee Education Association as UniServ Coordinator assigned to Metro Nashville Education Association. She served for 19 years at TEA as Coordinator of Instruction and Professional Development. She is a former elementary teacher in Nashville Public Schools. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Administration from Tennessee State University, with additional graduate studies at Iowa State University. Mrs. Towner is a national trainer/facilitator with the National Education Association. She also does training in the areas of discipline, classroom management, teacher evaluation and diversity. She has more than 36 years in the education profession.