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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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Althea Greene

District 2

Bishop Althea E. Greene is the chair of the Shelby County Board of Education. She was elected by her constituents in 2020, after being appointed to serve District II in 2019. She also chairs two committees within the board: Academic Performance and Evaluation Committees.

Greene was educated in the Memphis City Schools System, received her Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne Owen College, and earned her Master of Arts degree from Tusculum College.

Greene continued her studies and graduated from Tennessee School of Religion with a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Theological Studies. In addition, she also received a Doctorate in Theology.

She retired from Shelby County Schools after 38 years of service and is currently the senior pastor of Real Life Ministries, where she has served for 20 years.

Greene has received numerous awards, including:

  • SWAG Award by Phi Beta Sigma, Tau Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter
  • Trailblazer in Education Award (April 15, 2023)
  • Charter Champion Award: Local Policy Champion of the Year, 2022, presented by Tennessee Charter School Center
  • Women of Worth Award for outstanding and dedicated service to business
  • Exceptional Leadership Award, 2023
  • Award of Excellence from WMCTV-5 and MATCU.
  • Christian Educator of the Millennium sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter.
  • Crystal Apple Teacher Award from WMC-TV.

Greene is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Other memberships include NAACP and SCLC. Her passions include teaching, preaching, reading, traveling, shopping and grilling.

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