Meet Abigail Tylor 

PhotoAbigail Tylor – a Nashville native, graduate of MNPS, Metro Schools parent, and former MNPS teacher – is seeking re-election to the Nashville School Board for District 9.

Abigail was born in Bellevue, where she attended Harpeth Valley Elementary and Bellevue Middle before graduating from Hume Fogg High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, before attaining her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University. As a research assistant, she served as the trainer and consultant for Westmeade and Warner Elementary Schools during a study on students with emotional/behavior disorders in the classroom.

Teaching Career

Abigail’s teaching career began at Pegram Elementary School before coming to Metro Schools. In MNPS, she taught at Brookmeade, Harpeth Valley, Gower, and Warner Elementary Schools, primarily leading each school’s program for gifted students. She won the Horizon Award as the Exemplary New Teacher of the Gifted for the state of Tennessee.

In addition to her primary teaching career, Abigail coached high school soccer at MLK High School and Donelson Christian Academy, as well as younger recreational soccer teams at HYSA. She also served as a board member for Rebuilding Together Nashville for six years. Abigail has a long history of serving the community in other roles, such as working with her church family at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, in addition to volunteering with Harpeth Conservancy, Moms Demand Action, Hands On Nashville, Room in the Inn, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, General Hospital, and the Vanderbilt Developmental Clinic, among others.

First Term on the School Board

During her first term on the School Board, Abigail has been an active voice of support for District 9 and all MNPS staff. From breaking ground to completion, Abigail ensured funding and support for the brand new James Lawson High School. She helped secure historic raises for teachers, support staff, and administrators and fought for one time bonuses. Abigail wrote and passed the first equity policy for MNPS. She supported expanding seats on the school board to include students, chairing the most recent selection committee. She was awarded the Equity Defender Award from Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) for leadership in laying a foundation to make MNPS more equitable for all students.

Abigail lives in Bellevue with her high school sweetheart, Nathaniel, and their children, Hudson (14), Aiden (10), and Eleanor (7).