MSCS to host community meetings in search for new superintendent

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis-Shelby County Schools is hosting five in-person community meetings as part of its search for a new superintendent.

The meetings will be held in December and January.

MSCS officials said four of the meetings will target educators, parents and community members, and the first meeting will focus on feedback from students.

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The district’s previous superintendent, Dr. Joris Ray, stepped down amid allegations of impropriety.

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A full list of the meeting times and locations can be found at mscssupersearch.com, which also includes a feedback form, timeline and a few frequently asked questions.

“Our board is committed to a transparent process that fully engages the community with each step,” said Rev. Althea Greene, MSCS Board Chair. “When the superintendent search firm is in place, we will share the community insights from the meetings and survey responses, so the firm has a strong idea of whom our community is collectively looking for in our next leader.”

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Meetings times and locations:

Tuesday, Dec. 6

MSCS Student Congress

Board of Education

160 N. Hollywood

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Thursday, Dec. 8

Snowden School

1870 North Parkway

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Hosted by District 1-3 board members


Thursday, Dec.15

Southwind High School

7900 E. Shelby Drive

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Hosted by District 4-6 board members


Thursday, Jan.12

Parkway Village Elementary School

3000 Claudette Road

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Hosted by District 7 -9 board members


Saturday, Jan. 21

Board of Education

160 N. Hollywood

Noon - 2 p.m.