Statement on Shelby County Schools Leadership Transition

Nov 20, 2018

Press Release

Memphis, Tennessee – Campaign for School Equity’s executive director Mendell Grinter released the following statement in response to news that Dorsey Hopson will resign from his position as superintendent for Shelby County Schools.

Superintendent Hopson is the embodiment of service to home and community. We’ve admired his leadership and ability to work hard for the many students and families in our region. We wish him the best and know that he will apply the same dedication and standard of excellence to his future endeavors.

We look forward to working with Shelby County Schools’ next leader to continue our mission of ensuring equal, high-quality educational opportunity for every child in Memphis and Shelby County.

About Campaign for School Equity
Campaign for School Equity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the equitable utilization of high-quality educational options. CSE works relentlessly in communities across the country to train and mobilize faith leaders, community leaders, students, and parents to ensure an equal educational opportunity to every child. More information about CSE and its work can be found at


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