Nicholson wins Academy Team Leader of the Year
On May 12, 2014, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Academy Awards. Teachers, principals, business partners, and community interest groups came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-2014 school year and recognize those schools that have made outstanding gains. In his capacity as team leader of the Academy of Business and Hospitality for the past four years Tripp Nicholson helped his academy become one of the first in the district to achieve NCACA model accreditation. In addition to his leadership during the certification process, he helps plan multiple job shadows, field trips, academy career fairs, and other experiential learning events. He is valued by both fellow academy teachers and his academy principal for adjusting courses with the pathway in order to provide students a more comprehensive education in the field of business. Using the knowledge gained by being part of the Academy of Business and Hospitality community, many of his students have gone on to universities, technical programs, and industry-related careers.