Lydia Buckley Burris, Education Rights Program Manager

"I defend Nashville because all children deserve justice in the classroom."

Meet the Defenders

Lydia is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker and joined the Education Rights Project in 2014. She provides educational advocacy to parents and guardians of students with disabilities in meetings and links families to resources. Lydia became the team leader for the Education Rights Project in 2023. Lydia graduated from the University of Tennessee with her Master of Science in Social Work and Lipscomb University with her Bachelor of Social Work. Lydia enjoys policy advocacy, adjunct teaching Social Work courses on disability studies and youth justice at Lipscomb University and being a BeWell in School board member.