Marceia Ashe is a native Memphian who has been actively involved in public education for 20 years. As Director of Quality School Initiatives for the Tennessee Charter School Center, she has the immense responsibility of managing support services and resource acquisition of charter schools statewide.
Marceia realized her true purpose was to give back to the students while teaching in the classroom, and she soon returned to Memphis to begin contributing to the advancement of best practices in urban education. In previous roles, Marceia has served as professional development and compliance coach, where she focused on data analysis, curriculum development, and teacher development. At the same time, she attained additional state certifications in K-8 Literacy and Visual Disabilities in Students. She went on to work directly with Memphis City Schools district leadership as an instructional supervisor in which she led regional groups in federal compliance and grant writing. Marceia’s skills were then put to work at the state-run Achievement School District, where she was the Federal Programs director, and managed district and school compliance for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal grants and School Improvement Grants of 29 charter schools throughout Memphis and Nashville. Outside of the office, Marceia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Tennessee Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (TASCD). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Marceia is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Elementary Education and holds a dual M.S. in Educational Leadership and Special Education from University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University.