Napier Enhanced Option Elementary School

Working Together to Inspire    Leaders, Learners and High Achievers

Working Together to Inspire

Leaders, Learners and High Achievers

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome to Our School

Dr. Watechia Lawless  Principal

Dr. Watechia Lawless

Welcome to Napier Enhanced Option Elementary School! We are excited that you’re interested in learning more about our school, a historic fixture in the heart of the Napier community. 

As principal, I truly believe in being the change I want to see in the world. It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the instructional leader of the building and to work daily to make Napier feel like a home away from home for all who walk through our doors. 

If I can help in any way, please contact me directly at 615-291-6400 ext. 655351 or at


Contact Information

60 Fairfield Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Watechia Lawless
Assistant Principal: Derica Griggs
Dean of Students: Whitney Russell
Community Achieves Site Coordinator: Chelsey Reardon
Counselor: Linda Grayson
Family Resource Center Director: Patrice Whitaker
Administrator of Financial and Payroll Records: Schonita Kinzer
Secretary: Angela Reed
Secretary: Lenetta Ostine
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs




School Description

Napier Enhanced Option Elementary serves Pre-K through 4th-grade students. Our faculty comprises highly qualified teachers who hail from different backgrounds but all share a love of teaching, learning and nurturing. Collectively, we encourage each student to discover what makes them special and love and accept them for being exactly who they are. We all work together to create a mutually respectful environment, provide challenging, student-centered lessons, and engage with community partners. Our vision is to inspire leaders, learners and high achievers. We realize that we can’t do this alone and are grateful for student support, plus our community and parent partners who help us every day.

Our students receive high-quality instruction in all core subjects (Math, English/Language, Science, and Social Studies) as well as art, music, STEAM, character development and physical education. We offer 1:1 technology and provide students with many opportunities to gain 21st-century skills through projects and independent practice. 

Extracurricular activities at Napier include intramural sports and Girls on the Run, which teaches girls skills like goal-setting, personal fitness and positive self-esteem—all as they train together for a 5K race. In addition, after-school care is provided by both Harvest Hands LEAD (21st Century) and KidPower by CrossBRIDGE, Inc. Our Family Resource Center supports our community families by helping them meet basic needs including food, clothing, educational and career support.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 15 minutes - Morning Meeting/Restorative Circle

  • 120 minutes - Literacy

  • 90 minutes - Math

  • 45 minutes - Response to Intervention

  • 60 minutes - Related Arts

  • 30-minute Lunch

  • 20-minute Recess

  • 60 minutes - Science/Social Studies


School Details & Links


Tops: Students are allowed to wear black, red or white shirts with a collar or Napier spirit wear. 

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, skirts and dresses should be solid khaki.


  • Before and aftercare
    Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation (CDC)
    KidPower at CrossBRIDGE, Inc.

  • Family Resource Center: Patrice Whitaker (615) 348-5804

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Parent training classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Adult job readiness skills, e.g. resume writing

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Restorative Justice


  • Community Achieves: Chelsey Reardon (615) 291-6400 ext. 655305

  • Art Club

  • Band

  • Chess

  • Intramural Sports

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Bridge Ministry

  • Charles Davis Foundation


  • CrossBridge, KidPOWER

  • Dentaquest

  • Disney

  • Family & Children's Service, FRC

  • FIND Design

  • Foster Grandparents

  • Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

  • Harvest Hands

  • H.E.R.O. Homeless Program

  • Hands on Nashville

  • Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

  • Junior Achieves Nashville

  • Juvenile Court

  • Meharry Dental School

  • Mental Health Cooperative

  • Metro Council

  • Mercury Court Clinic

  • Metro Nashville Police Department

  • Metro Public Health Department

  • Midtown Fellowship Church

  • MLK High School Mentoring

  • MNPS Social Work

  • Napier Community Center

  • Nashville Children's Theatre

  • Nashville Chess Center

  • Nashville Diaper Connection

  • Parent University

  • Purity Dairies

  • Ride for Reading

  • School Board

  • Rites of Passage

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Soles4Souls

  • TENNder Care, Metro Health Department

  • Trevecca Urban Farming Program

  • TSU Athletic Department

  • United Healthcare

  • University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

  • United 4 Hope

  • UT Extension

  • Vanderbilt School of Nursing

  • Vanderbilt School-Based Behavioral Health

  • Walk Bike Nashville

  • Wayne Reed Christian Childcare

  • Well Child

  • William Morris Endeavor

  • Your Heart on Art

  • Youth Encouragement Services

  • 21st Century Funding