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Big Brothers Big Sisters Names Vice President of Programs
Rebecca Ackerman to Lead Social Service Programs Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has named Rebecca Ackerman as Vice President of Programs. Ackerman will be leading the program and social services division of the regional mentoring organization that served 1,423 children with a one-to-one mentor last year.

Previously, Ackerman worked in education for almost 20 years, serving first as a 5-12 teacher and administrator in urban and suburban schools, and then as a founding member of Tennessee Charter School Incubator and Center.

As chief programs officer at the Tennessee Charter School Center, Ackerman was the architect and director of charter school incubation and human capital initiatives. These were ultimately responsible for the creation of 18 new charter schools and management organizations in the neediest areas of Memphis and Nashville. Currently, these schools are serving over 7,500 students across Tennessee, with several now replicating in other states.

Ackerman holds both an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.

The primary administrative offices are located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130 in Nashville. To better serve children, the agency also has satellite offices in Murfreesboro and Springfield. To learn more, visit or call (615) 329-9191.