Memphis Scholars exists to inspire and teach all students so that each and every child has the opportunity to choose, and achieve, their future.

Memphis Scholars is a three-school network of public charter schools offering a high-quality education to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade in Memphis, TN. To learn more about our schools, click on each campus link below.


high-interest leaRNING

Each day, your scholar will engage in the four core subjects: reading, math, science, and social studies. We use Expeditionary Learning (reading), Eureka Math (math), McGraw Hill - A Closer Look (science), and Houghton Mifflin (social studies) as our core curricula. 



Our core subjects are important, but we know kids learn best when they engage in a wide variety of subjects. Scholars have access to music, art, Spanish, character education, physical education, dance, computer coding, sports, and robotics across our schools. 


develop mind & body

During the school day, our campuses offer additional support for scholars through advisories, campus families, and a number of caring staff members. Beyond the school day, our campuses offer extra-curricular activities such as dance, rugby, clubs, basketball, computer coding.


Memphis Scholars offers a wonderful work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and plentiful time off for sustaining your career in education. Click below to see our open job positions and more details about working at our schools. 


Board Members:

Reggie Manning, Chairman

Nycole Alston, Treasurer

Steven Sanders, Secretary

Nick Hayes, Director

Bob Willumsen, Director

Cleo Griffin, Director

Kela Jones, Director

Valissia Allen, Director


Next Board Meeting:

Memphis Scholars Board of Director Meetings typically take place on the third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise posted) at 12:30pm Central Time. The Board Meetings are hosted at Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas (90 W. Olive St. Memphis, TN 38106) room 111. Visit this link to see the Board of Directors calendar and see the next meeting. To attend remotely, use this call-In number: (419)853-6092; PIN ‪443 931 707#‬.

Non-Trustees are invited to attend as observers.  If you would like to speak at a Memphis Scholars Board Meeting you must email James Dennis ( prior to the meeting to ensure a public comments section is added to the agenda.   


FY2019 Board Schedule

Visit this link to see the Board of Trustees calendar.


Agendas and Minutes:

Click here to visit the BoardOnTrack Public Portal for Memphis Scholars to find our published agendas and minutes. Just click on "Meetings" on the left to view the meetings we have published agendas and minutes for.

Visit this link to review upcoming board agendas.



Visit this link to review policies adopted by the governing board.


Financial policies:

Visit this link to review policies adopted by the governing board.


Additional information available upon request. Please contact James Dennis ( with any inquiries.


Our Team

Our Network Leaders


Contact & Map

Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie

951 Chelsea Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38107


Memphis Scholars South Campus

90 W. Olive Ave.
Memphis, TN 38106