New MCSC Superintendent Feagins introduced at School Board Meeting


In a significant development for local education, Dr. Marie Feagins steps into the role of Superintendent for Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS), as announced during Tuesday’s School Board meeting on February 27, 2024.

The Board of Education introduced Dr. Feagins, highlighting her impressive track record in educational leadership, to usher in what many hope will be a transformative period for the district. Board Chair Dr. Althea Greene expressed the Board’s enthusiasm about Dr. Feagins joining the MSCS family.

“We are confident that her leadership will have a profound impact on our students, staff, and community,” Greene said.

As Dr. Feagins prepares to officially take the helm, she is developing a comprehensive 100-Day Plan focused on strengthening ties with students, staff, families, and community partners. This initiative underscores her commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive educational environment from the outset of her tenure.

Acknowledging the Foundation for Future Success

The Board took a moment to recognize the contributions of Interim Superintendent Toni Williams, whose leadership has been pivotal during a time of transition. They also emphasized the importance of supporting Dr. Feagins as she integrates her vision with the district’s existing strengths. This blend of institutional knowledge and new perspectives is expected to drive reflection and innovation across MSCS.

Recent achievements under the district’s belt, such as the consecutive increase in graduation rates now surpassing 80% and securing funding for the district’s first new high schools in a decade, set a positive backdrop for Dr. Feagins’ entry.

“We know that Dr. Feagins will hit the ground running, ready to extend gains, secure new wins and build strong relationships with all segments of our community,” Greene said.

The MSCS Board of Education, comprising nine elected members from across Shelby County, oversees the district’s business operations. It remains dedicated to preparing students for success in learning, leadership, and life—a mission that Dr. Feagins is now a crucial part of.