Christiane Buggs to host campaign fundraiser at Gruhn Guitars


May 12, 2016

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Christiane Buggs to Host Campaign Fundraiser at Gruhn Guitars

Candidate for District 5 school board seat invites public to learn about her platform

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Metro Nashville school board candidate Christiane Buggs is inviting the public to a meet-and-greet campaign fundraiser on Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m. at Gruhn Guitars, located at 2120 Eighth Ave. South. The former Nashville educator plans to share her platform for ensuring that every student in Metro Nashville Public Schools has access to quality education, every parent has a voice and every educator is a respected stakeholder.

Buggs is running on a four-part platform centered on a student-focused curriculum, educator advocacy, parent peace of mind and system-wide stakeholder collaboration among students, faculty, administrators, parents and the community.

Buggs announced her candidacy for the open District 5 seat—currently held by outgoing board member Elissa Kim—in late February followed by a kickoff event on March 10. Buggs intends to build on this momentum with her second public event.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the people of District 5 that I will potentially represent and listen to their concerns,” said Buggs, a native Nashvillian and current assistant director of TRIO Programs at Tennessee State University. “I encourage everyone to come out and have an engaging conversation with me about my platform as well as listen to some great live music.”

The event is free and open to the public. Live music will be performed by various local talent, including: soul, blues and rock singer-songwriter Bentley Caldwell, jazz and R&B saxophonist Marcus J, and Burunde and Breighel Buggs, both students and band members at East Nashville Magnet High School. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. To learn more, visit the Buggs For Schools Facebook page at or


About Christiane Buggs

Christiane Buggs is a Nashville native, graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School and certified teacher. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University and an additional Master of Education in Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools from Vanderbilt University. After serving in the classroom at Smithson Craighead Academy charter school and Neely’s Bend Middle School, Christiane continues to advocate for public education as a volunteer, tutor, coach and Assistant Director of Tennessee State University’s TRIO Programs, which provides tutorial services for MNPS students in Title I schools. She is the dance teacher at Lee Chapel AME Church, a member of the Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee, Board Member for the YMCA Black Achievers and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Learn more about Christiane Buggs at and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.