Shelby County Schools



High School teacher, Gwendolyn Joyner was recently recognized by the Memphis in May Committee as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER in the 2017 Microsoft International Best Classroom Competition.  She has been recognized previously on News Channel 3 as the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week. Ms. Joyner says she loves giving her students the best education and resources for achieving their highest learning capability. Kudos to Ms. Joyner!!!


Kitchen Garden Comes to Shrine!

Thanks to Amy Brode, our hard-working and talented high school teacher, Shrine was one of the lucky schools chosen to participate in the Kitchen Community Garden program this year. The kick off party in April included members from The Kitchen Community and other volunteers who helped get the garden up and running. Each class had an opportunity to participate in working to plant the garden, then later, harvesting vegetables and herbs.We love our garden -- complete with benches and a sunshade. Thank you, Ms. Brode for this exciting addition to our facility and to our curriculum. (Photos to come!)

Ms. Brode, you rock!!!



Shrine School is also fortunate to have TWO doctorate-level teachers on our staff: Dr. Jennifer Blassingame, Adaptive P.E. and Swim Teacher, and Dr. Karyn Christian, Elementary Teacher. Congratulations to both for all their hard work and perseverance!

Dr. Jennifer Blassingame


Dr. Karyn Christian


Executive Women International Selects Shrine School for Reading Rally


Shrine Library Receives Grant

Shrine School  is happy to announce it has received its second grant from EWI.  Pictured above, Krissie Heuer presents a check to Nancy Posey, Librarian. The funds will be used to update books and other needed materials for the library.



  • We have a long term partnership with both Briarcrest High School and St. George's Independent School, whose students participate in many of Shrine's extracurricular activities.
  • Our Custodial Team consisently receives the award for Outstanding Support & Exemplary Performance from Facilities Management.
  • Shrine School has won many City Beautiful Awards, and has been featured in Time Magazine.
  • Shrine School faculty members are provided funds to attend staff development events, not only locally, but throughout the country, through the generosity of our benefactors.



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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