About Us

The Achievement School District (ASD) was established as a local education agency within the Tennessee Department of Education by the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 with the district’s first cohort of schools officially launching in 2012. The district’s specific function is to serve as an intervention in turning around schools that require more attention and support in order to improve student performance.

The Achievement School District is comprised of schools that are directly run by the district’s staff and a larger subset of schools that are operated by charter management organizations (CMOs) that have been authorized by the district.

CORE VALUES

Courage
Equity
Excellence
Integrity
Ownership
Teamwork
Urgency

LEADERSHIP

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Lisa Settle
Interim Superintendent
lisa.settle@tnasd.org

For Media Inquiries

Michael Bates
Chief of Schools and Student Support
michael.bates@tnasd.org

Alethea Henry
Chief of Instructional Support and Science Director
alethea.henry@tnasd.org

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Stephanie Ramsey

Central Office Administration Manager

Yvonne Smith

Special Education Specialist

Achievement School District
1219 Whitney Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38127
(901)440-9735