Enroll Today for the 2024-2025 School year



Enroll Today for the 2024-2025 School year!

Welcome to East Academy!
East Academy is a K-5 school located in the heart of the East Memphis community.

Now Enrolling 6th Grade!

East Academy is a Title I school.


Grades: K-5


6870 Winchester Road,
Memphis, TN 38115 United States


Phone: 901-567-7086













Meet Our Team

Audrey Johnson


Audrey Johnson has been an educator for over 25 years working in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, MO as well in Memphis, TN. Ms. Johnson has worked at both the elementary and middle school level and served as a SPA Nola Leadership Coach for three years. Her most current role was as a Principal in a K-8 school in Memphis. Ms. Johnson's first role as principal was in an elementary school, which was on the priority list and a part of Shelby County Schools' Striving School pilot. During her 4-year tenure of aggressive work, Ms. Johnson and her team were able to move this school from the priority list and shift the trajectory for the students in this school community. Ms. Johnson and her team were able to lead this school to become a 4-year Reward school in the state of Tennessee. Ms. Johnson has continued to serve students that are in high priority areas and worked in turn-around work. Most of her work has been in areas that serve schools in the bottom 5% of state achievement. She has a passion for educating students in these areas. Seeing her students turn other people's doubts and thoughts of impossibility to possibilities; these students, who she calls the underdogs to become successful, turning disbelief into belief, fills her heart with joy. Before becoming an educator, she has served in the United States Air Force, became a waitress after being honorably discharged, worked at the Board of Education as a secretary in Kansas City, KS, and later became a teacher. Ms. Johnson holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, a M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a M.A. degree in Educational Supervision and Leadership. Other educational roles include her work as a School Counselor, Literacy Coach, and New Leader for New Schools Resident Principal. Ms. Johnson truly believes in the power of leadership development, whether it is personal, for teachers, parents, or students. Leadership has power, moves mountains, shapes nations, and determines our future. Always a teacher, always a leader!
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Terrence Brownlee

Assistant Principal

Terrence Brownlee has been a lifetime resident of Memphis, TN. Terrence attended Westwood High School, where he participated in school leadership, marching band, and JROTC. After high school, Terrence attended the University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor's degree in Teacher All Learning (Gen Edu K-6th & SPED K-12th) and a minor in History.

Mr. Brownlee began his work in education, working as a second grade teacher at New Hope Christian. During his time there, he realized his love for working with students who are considered unteachable. Because of that love, Terrence has worked in education for over eight years. In 2019, he earned his Master's degree in Education Administration and served as the Founding Middle School Principal at Leadership Prep for two years. Mr. Brownlee says, "I do this work because I want to change the narrative of young brown-skinned boys. I want to be about the change for the future of this world." Mr. Brownlee is married to his beautiful wife of ten plus years and together they are raising three handsome young men.

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Keosha Glasco

Development Coach of Instruction

Keosha Glasco, born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, is a highly-effective educator who has been passionately nurturing and educating scholars in grades K-3 for the past 12 years. She joined Aspire in 2018 as a Kindergarten Teacher, and now serves as the Development Coach of Instruction at East Academy. Keosha is fully committed to advocating for equity and quality education for all scholars. The heart of her work is supporting teachers and increasing scholar success. Keosha strives to build positive relationships with scholars, teammates, families, and community stakeholders. She truly believes that we are #bettertogether.
Keosha received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Memphis. She received a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Supervision both from Union University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
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Principal’s Message

Dear East Academy Cougar Family, 

As the principal of East Academy, I would like to welcome you all back to the 2023-24 school year.  We are excited to have our scholars back in your school building and their energy filling our halls with enthusiasm.   It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed and connected to our Cougar family.  Additionally, we strive to have each scholar meet their academic goals and increase their capacity by the end of the school year.  At East, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning.  Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement.   

Please make sure that you sign-up for ParentSquare so that you can be abreast of all our events and activities that we will engage in this school year.   

It is truly my honor to serve as your school principal this year and be a part of this great community of parents, teachers, and students.  We strive this year to continue our path of developing positive relationships and supporting your scholar’s academic and social growth.  Please feel free to reach out to me on ParentSquare or at ajohnson@myjourneycs.org

Once again, welcome back!  Let’s make it another great year at Journey East Academy. 


Audrey Johnson