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Welcome to Hanley School!
Hanley School is a PreK-8 school located in the heart of the Orange Mound Community.

Hanley Elementary School is a Title I school.


Grades: PreK-8


680 Hanley Street,
Memphis, TN 38114, United States


Phone: 901-567-7084
Fax: 901-416-5961









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Meet Our Team

April Sullivan

Interim Principal

Welcomed into the world by a loving but financially disadvantaged family, April’s mother and grandmother strongly urged her to allow education to be the key out of economic disparity. Pushed academically from a very young age, she matriculated as a Hanley Elementary Tiger, Melrose High Golden Wildcat, and a degreed Tennessee State University Tiger. April went on to pursue a Masters of Education through the Memphis Teacher Residency program, by way of Union University.

As a lifelong learner, she plans to continue to develop professionally while serving the students and families in Memphis. April is a proud native of the Orange Mound community where she continues to worship and work. She enjoys working, learning, loving, and sharing her beacon of light with those who, once similar to her, face disadvantages.

April has served the Hanley family for over 10 years in various capacities such as K-1 Educator, Intervention Specialist, Extended Learning After School Director, Assistant Principal of Students Services, Assistant Principal of Instruction K-2, and currently Interim Principal.

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Evangela Hill

Assistant Principal 6-8

Evangela Hill truly loves being an educator. She is passionate about serving families in urban communities. Evangela is truly driven by providing supports needed in urban schools and communities. Aspire’s vision and mission inspires her daily.

Evangela began her college journey at Jackson State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders. She also attended the University of Memphis and is certified in Special Education. An educator for 18+ years, Evangela has served in various capacities in education which include: Speech Language Therapist, Special Education Teacher, and Assistant Principal. Evangela’s six years with Aspire have given purpose in her journey, and she looks forward to an amazing school year.

“I believe that EVERY CHILD IS A STAR and I am dedicated in helping them to SHINE BRIGHTLY.”

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Kimberly Parks

Assistant Principal 3-5

A Native Memphian, Ms. Parks’ journey as an educator started 10 years ago with Memphis City Schools, now formerly known as Shelby County Schools. She is a graduate of Lane College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Because of her life-long passion for education and commitment to changing the narrative for students in low-income communities, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Freed-Hardeman University.
In 2015, Ms. Parks joined the Aspire Hanley family, as a 5th grade teacher. At Hanley, she served as an educator, mentor teacher, and 3-5 Math instructional lead for four years. She also worked very closely with the regional team in the K-8 Math Working Group for Phase I and Phase II. In 2018, she was selected as Teacher of the Year. Currently, she is serving as the Development Coach of Instruction for Math and Science for 3rd-5th grades.
Ms. Parks stands firmly on the belief of creating and being the change we want to see in order to change the narrative for our students. She loves teaching and building meaningful relationships with all stakeholders. She is a strong advocate for creating life-long memories with students!
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Terrence Brownlee

Interim Assistant Principal K-2

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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Principal’s Message

Dear Families and Scholars,

 On behalf of the Hanley School staff, it is our pleasure to welcome all new and returning families to the 2022-2023 academic school year! We consider it both a privilege and honor to continue our partnership with you as we together “Pave Pathways” to your scholar’s academic success. To do so, we will be anchored in our school vision of developing well rounded, confident, and responsible scholars, by providing a welcoming, joyful, safe and supportive learning environment where we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion for all. This will be evident through their embodiment of our core values of Excellence, Curiosity, Collaboration, Joy, and Resilience.

 We believe that with your support, your child will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow through our work here at Hanley School. We eagerly accept the challenge of meeting our numerous goals this school year, to make Hanley School the best place for students and staff to learn and grow.

 I encourage all parents to become active members of our Hanley Parent Association (HPA) and welcome the collaboration of community stakeholders. Through the Power of Three: School, Community, and Support, I am optimistic that we have the combined strength to defeat all odds and exceed all expectations. As a community native, I am honored to serve as Interim Principal at Hanley School this year. It brings me great joy to be a part of a community where students, teachers, and parents, care for each other and strive to build meaningful relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth. Let’s work together to ensure the achievement of each student, as they endeavor to meet their personal goals.

 Educationally yours,

April Sullivan

Interim Principal, Hanley School 

Key Dates

• First Day: August 8, 2022
• Fall Break: October 10- 14, 2022
• Thanksgiving Break: November 21- 25, 2022
• Winter Break: December 19, 2022- January 1, 2023
• Spring Break: March 13-17, 2023
• Last Day: May 26, 2023