EAST ACADEMY

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

East Academy is a Title I school.

GRADES

Grades: K-5

ADDRESS

6870 Winchester Road,
Memphis, TN 38115 United States

CONTACT INFO

Phone: 901-567-7086

Enrollment

Students

465

Ethnicity

Hispanic

16%

African-American

82%

Multiracial

1%

N/A

1%

Meet Our Team

Hanley Middle School Principal photo

Audrey Johnson

Principal

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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Shayna Wilson

Assistant Principal of Instruction

Shayna Wilson is a native Memphian who had the opportunity to live her middle school years in the northern states of Wisconsin and Illinois. She has 11 years of educating scholars in the Memphis area. She joined Aspire in 2016 as a Kindergarten teacher and is currently serving in the role of Assistant Principal of Instruction. Her lifelong goal is to increase student success by supporting teachers and helping adult learners see success.
She received her B.A in Elementary Education, a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a just recently graduated with her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She considers herself a late bloomer in the education field because of her start as an adult learner. In her free time, she loves to shop, travel with friends, and find ways to support her community.
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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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Welcome to East Academy!

Key Dates

First Day: August 9, 2021
Fall Break: October 11-15, 2021
Thanksgiving Break: November 22-26, 2021
Winter Break: December 21, 2020 – January 2, 2022
Spring Break: March 14-18, 2022
Last Day: May 27, 2022