TALENT: energetic, motivational, policy minded, leadership management, consensus building
As the current president of the League of Women Voters of Nashville, Debby Gould is a passionate advocate for engaging and informing members of the community so that all citizens can be active participants in our democracy and that, in turn, government can be responsive to the needs of the community.
She has more than 30 years of experience as an advocate for quality public education and a safety-net of social services in Tennessee. Her past experiences include work in emergency food services and developing innovative partnerships that expand educational opportunities for children in Tennessee. She served as the long-time Executive Director for the Nashville Public Education Foundation, Program Director for PENCIL Foundation, and an Educational Research Coordinator at Peabody Research Institute of Vanderbilt University. As an educational consultant, she has worked on state-wide projects for United Ways of Tennessee.
She holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University as well as a Masters in the Sociology of Education from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Public Administration from MTSU.
As an adult learner she continues to strive for a mastery of Spanish, time to travel to all the places on her wish list, and a plan to outsmart squirrels from eating the best tomatoes.