160 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112
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Memphis-Shelby County Schools
c/o The Board Office
160 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112

The Board Office
Phone: (901) 416-5447
Fax: (901) 416-9787
[email protected]

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Stephanie P. Love

District 3

Stephanie P. Love has lived and been active in North Memphis, Millington and unincorporated areas of Shelby County all her life. Love attended Millington Central High, studied Psychology at The University of Memphis and later became a licensed cosmetologist.

Love's advocacy began as a parent volunteer in August 2011 at Delano Head Start, where she noticed the unacceptable parking accommodations. This motivated her to begin directing traffic to ensure the safety of the children and parents. She was able to effectively advocate for an improved parking lot. Because of her passion and willingness to help, Love was elected to serve on the Shelby County Head Start Policy Council, where she later became vice chair.

Love also served as vice president of the Frayser Neighborhood Council—a community group born out of President Obama’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in 2013. Love was elected to the Frayser Neighborhood Council as a resident May 4, 2013, and the group later selected her as vice president.

The Frayser Neighborhood Council has had success in helping to improve the quality of life in Frayser. Some of those successes include:

  • Effectively advocating Memphis City Council for improvements to Denver Park—a once gang-ridden park taken back by neighbors,
  • Getting approval from Memphis City Council for new sidewalks in front of Corning Elementary,
  • Stopping a new trailer park development,
  • Developing Frayser 2020—a plan to improve quality of life in Frayser,
  • Planning of the Frayser Town Center, and
  • Just recently, advocating with fellow Memphians to prevent a landfill from expanding next to an elementary school and other urban neighborhoods in Shelby County.

Love was elected to the Shelby County Board of Education in 2014 and later re-elected in August 2016. She currently serves as co-chair of the Community Outreach and Engagement Committee.

As a board member and parent of three school-aged children, Love knows and understands the challenges parents and children face as they relate to the constant changes in education. Love believes more can be accomplished when parents, school employees, district officials and all elected governing bodies work together.


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