Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Angela Whitelaw, Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Academic Support, and Dr. John Barker, Deputy Superintendent for Strategic Operations and Finance, with Shelby County Schools, who both share their perspectives on the public school district that serves the city of Memphis, Tennessee, as well as Shelby County. During the interview, Angela and John discuss Reimagine 901, SCS Academic Restructuring, school safety and COVID-19 protocols, good news and updates, and much more.
Shelby County Schools (SCS) is the largest public school district in Tennessee and the 22nd largest public school district in the nation. Our work is rooted in the belief that effective teachers and school leaders make the greatest impact on student achievement. Our schools provide a rigorous and engaging curriculum to support the Superintendent’s ambitious strategic goals for college and career readiness. We believe that empowering parents and stakeholders to be involved in the education of our students will make our entire community stronger.