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Leadership & Management
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
Though he offered few specifics, Lee said he plans to build on his education agenda of the last four years
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
John Barker, deputy superintendent for strategic operations and finance, will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation
Memphis school board hopefuls call for stricter accountability after Tennessee’s largest district ordered an investigation of Superintendent Joris Ray.
Jerica Phillips has served as the district’s top communications chief since 2020.
The hires include two assistant superintendents overseeing academics at the middle and high school levels, and a deputy chief of security to bolster safety.