Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

Shelby County Schools hires Joris Ray as next superintendent

By Updated: May 01, 2019 9:37 AM CT | Published: April 30, 2019 9:22 PM CT

A resolution approved by the nine-member school board said a national search for a superintendent was unnecessary and would cost the district time and resources. Ray’s selection marks a reversal for board members, who signaled early on they planned to conduct a national search.


Joris Ray Shelby County Schools

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