Meet Ashley Griffin | MTR Class of 2010

Ashley is changing the education game. Ashley Griffin, MTR Class of 2010, was a part of our first ever residency class. Our organization was new, but Ashley trusted us to train her well to close the educational gap in Memphis. She graduated from Furman University, where she studied Intercultural Youth and Advocacy. Ashley moved to Memphis in 2009 to make a difference.

Ashley deeply believed that MTR would do great things in Memphis. She wanted to be a part of that.

Ashley worked with kids when she was younger and knew that she wanted to impact youth somehow in her career. What convinced her to join MTR in 2009 was the belief that every child deserves access to a high quality education and life changing opportunities no matter their zip code or socioeconomic status. Since graduating with us, she has served in four schools as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, dean of students and principal.

“I moved to Memphis 13 years ago, and my life has not been the same since. Every year I serve in schools reconfirms to me why I love this organization.”

Principal Griffin has not only positively impacted thousands of students Kindergarten-12th grade, but she has also supported and encouraged the teachers who serve on her staff. One of her former teachers shared, “Principal Griffin is the leadership we need in all schools. Her love of kids is contagious, her belief in families is inspiring, and she trusts her teachers. I was honored to work under Principal Griffin and would consider her a role model and friend.”

Educational inequality is one of the greatest social justice and Civil Rights issues in America today.
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