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Lydia Buckley Burris, Education Rights Program Manager

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

Meet the Defenders

Lydia Burris interned in the juvenile division of the Nashville Defenders while getting her bachelor’s degree in social work from Lipscomb University. She then earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee. While in graduate school, she interned with the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence, where she worked with youth who are currently placed in or at-risk of entering state’s custody and co-facilitated therapy for students in the school setting. Upon graduation, Lydia returned to our office and began working in the Education Rights Project. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and currently provides educational advocacy for students with disabilities.