Shelby County Schools

Home of the Historic


Red Devils!


NEW School Hours:

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Optional School Information

Memphis’ Only Chess Optional School  

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The Chess and Public Service programs at Douglass K-8 Optional
School offer students a myriad of enrichment opportunities that
are interwoven into the curriculum. Our Chess program inspires
discipline and active learning that make children creators rather
than passive consumers of knowledge. Students engage in a wide
range of problem solving assignments that demand hard work,
perseverance, and creativity. Our Public Service program exposes
students to the power of civic action and the value of community
outreach, and provides students with the opportunity to enhance
their communication skills and realize the importance of being an
involved citizen.


Contact Information    901-416-5946
Upcoming Events
Kamiah Turner

Front Office will direct the call.

August 2018
Assistant Principal
Karen Elbert
Elementary School Guidance Counselor
Shonta Dodson

Option 4

Middle School Guidance Counselor
Jeanine Evans

Option 5

General Office Secretary
Valerie Henderson

Option 0

Front Office Attendance
Beverly Rayner

Option 8

Instructional Facilitator (PLC Coach)
Treena Guyton

Option 1

Curriculum Coordinator

Option 3

Optional Schools Coordinator
Lajuana Cole
Option 2  

Cafeteria Manager Kristin Mayes Option 6    
Building Engineer
Eddie Holten
Option 7    
Financial Secretary
Malikah Lewis
Option 9    

1650 Ash Street

Memphis, TN 38108

Phone 901.416.5946          Fax 901.416.8085

Updated August 2018

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Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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