Leadership & Management

We asked the 20 candidates for Memphis school board to tell us about their approach to the district’s strategic and facilities plans, plus ways they’d direct improvements for academic outcomes and remove barriers to learning. Here’s what they said.

A Council of the Great City Schools leader said the team could be used as a model for other new superintendents

Board members say the provisions in Marie Feagins’ agreement were necessary to protect the district.

The Detroit schools administrator is already working with MSCS under a short-term contract.

A state lawmaker is giving the Memphis-Shelby County school board time to devise an improvement plan before pursuing legislation to empower Gov. Bill Lee to appoint up to six new members to the locally elected body.

Rep. Mark White cites prolonged frustration with the board’s locally elected leadership

Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members’ selection meeting signals an end to the tortuous search for a successor to former Superintendent Joris Ray, and the possibility of the first outside leader in more than a decade.

Some Memphians say they will be listening for ways candidates may learn and lead in a new city.

Lizzette Reynolds has a broad policy background, but no teaching experience.

Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, and Cheryl Proctor will face a round of in-depth interviews in January.

The five finalists are Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, Carlton Jenkins, Cheryl Proctor, and Angela Whitelaw.

Over the years, David Snowden has paid for tutors, therapy dogs, digital equipment, and more

Bren Elliott, a former Nashville school administrator, will oversee improvement efforts that encompass nearly 300 schools

‘Tennessee has always been a bellwether state’ for education reform, says Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds

A vote Tuesday will seek to resolve a contentious issue: whether interim leader Toni Williams, who lacks academic experience, is qualified for the permanent position.

Carney was Penny Schwinn’s go-to manager for major programs.

Former Bush administration official will become the first Hispanic American to hold the post.

School board identifies four firms that applied to head the search

One leader retires, another resigns after investigations into complaints