Shelby County Schools


Melinda Cummings-I am a proud graduate of Southside High School, LeMonye College, and Strayer University.  I am married with two children.  I have been teaching with Alternative Schools for 13 years.  I love helping children learn, and I am determined to make a positive impact on the world before I leave here.

Pamela Odie

I have been with the Alternative Division since 2007.  I enjoy teaching and my favorite pastimes are reading, traveling, and watching Peyton Manning play.  I have a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University. 

Stephanie Parson is the Professional School Counselor.  She is a proud graduate of Bolton High School.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Memphis.  She received her Master’s Degrees from Union University and Cambridge College.  She also received an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Union University.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.  She believes that all students have the potential to succeed and God has given her the gift to help students work towards their potential.


Joyce Reynolds-Mason, Mathematics Instructor-Mrs. Mason holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and Secondary Education from Lane College.  She received her Master’s in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene College and +45 from Cumberland University.  "Each year is an opportunity to make good things better and make great things exceptional."

Bruce Guy has been teaching Math since 1997.  All of his teaching experience has been with Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.  His educational background includes a B.S. in Mathematics from Tennessee State University and a Masters of Education from Christian Brothers University. His hobbies are weight lifting, recording and editing video, and studying finance.  He loves teaching math because it develops and enhances one's problem solving abilities. 


Daphne Johnson-Broome, Alternative Education Specialist

Daphne Johnson-Broome is a proud graduate of Raleigh Egypt High and Southwest Community College with and AAS degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Broome graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Christian Brothers University in October 2014 in Psychology. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in School Counseling. Daphne has been with the Shelby County School system for twelve years. She is the proud mother of two boys and wonderful wife to Cortez Broome.

Daphne's favorite bible verse is: I can do all these through Christ who strengthens me Phil 4:13.


Brooke Davis This is my 1st year of teaching at Hope Academy and I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing program. 


I grew up in Memphis, TN and moved to San Francisco, CA to pursue my undegraduate degree in Communications at the University of San Francisco. I loved being in the bay area and worked for a brief time in the media industry. I moved back to the Memphis area shortly after I had my daughter who is now a freshman in high school and an amazing soccer and track athlete. After working in the media industry, I decided to pursue a Masters in Special Education at the University of Memphis. I have taught in both the former Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools system.  I also obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration from Christian Brothers University. I served in the United States Army Reserve as an Officer of Military Police and was deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008.

Keeisha Kenan is a proud alumni of the University of Memphis where I received a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English.  I am a continual supporter of Memphis Athletics and the Alumni Department.  I love to read, watch sports, shop, and plan events.  I plan to further my education at the University of Memphis by seeking a Master's in Education. One of my favorite verses of the bible is: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11

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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