Mary Lea Bryant is a native Nashvillian and lifelong Episcopalian. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and an M.Ed from Vanderbilt University. Her careers have been in retail, interior design and most recently in education at The Harpeth Hall School from 2007- 2016, serving first as a counselor and then as Director of the Middle School. Mary Lea has served on the boards of Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, and Harpeth Hall. She has also served on the vestry of Church of the Good Shepherd, Ruxton Maryland. Mary Lea and her husband Rick have three children and three grandchildren.