Sheleah Harris is a servant leader who has been in relentless pursuit to create environments that cultivate an attitude of excellence within communities and neighborhoods throughout Memphis, TN. In her role as Memphis Director of Policy & Advocacy, she works to listen, learn and lead the charge for innovation in education by collaborating with education partners, district officials, and the community to drive educational equity and promote quality schools throughout the city.
Professionally, Sheleah has more than 10 years of experience working in marketing, community relations, and education fueled by her strong desire to restructure broken images of minority youth in our society. She has consistently aligned herself with opportunities to implement strategies for academic, social, and economic success to include working with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Youth as a Youth Task Force leader and founder of Living Grace, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides resources for youth identified as homeless. She also taught for six years serving in low-income neighborhoods. Her work within education and community service has gained recognition locally and nationally.
Outside of the office, she is an active member at the Life Church of Memphis, Young Women Philanthropists of Memphis, and Setting the Standard Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Sheleah earned a B.S in Marketing Management and Consumer Sciences from the University of Memphis and has a Master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Policy with a specific focus on literacy and urban education.
Sheleah [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org