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Memphis, TN 38112
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Memphis-Shelby County Schools
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160 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112

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

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Amber Huett-Garcia

District 8

Amber Huett-Garcia serves as the School Board representative for District 8.

Huett-Garcia began her career as a teacher at Ross Elementary. After teaching, she spent more than seven years at Teach for America, with responsibilities ranging from large-scale operations for a teacher training program, to corporate and foundation fundraising.

From there, Huett-Garcia served as a policy advisor in Shelby County’s Office of Education before working as a senior director of non-academic support strategy for one million K-12 students at the Tennessee Department of Education. She also concentrated on state health, policy and budget roles, including managing more than $13 billion in K-12 funds for former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

Huett-Garcia currently serves as the director of business development at Lemonada Media, one of the fastest-growing podcast companies in the country, with 26 shows and growing.

She is passionate about obesity care as an active volunteer and emeritus member of the National Board for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). She served nine years, including two years as chair, for more than 75,000 members. She is a founding member of the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA), where she represents the United States.

She is a 2018 recipient of Medtronic’s Bakken Invitation, an award given to individuals who have used their “extra life” to advocate.

Huett-Garcia enjoys traveling, cooking, and exercising when she’s not working or volunteering. She lives in East Memphis with her husband, Matt, and their daughter, Parker, an elementary student in Memphis-Shelby County Schools.


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