About Us

Mission Statement: To create better classrooms for all kids.

Led by national education expert Marcus Robinson, MEF convenes educational partners and helps them coalesce around the highest priorities for improvement. We believe that focusing our joint efforts on attainable outcomes will lead us toward high quality schooling for our kids in the lowest performing schools.

MEF supports successful public schools of all kinds with a focus on outcomes, not on particular models. The strength of our work is in the partnerships and relationships we build with leaders, educators and innovators in Memphis.


Marcus Robinson, Chief Executive Officer
Tosha Downey, Director of Advocacy
Lesley Brown, Director of Human Capital Investments

Board of Directors
Beverly Robertson
Jim Boyd
Darryl Cobb
Teresa Sloyan
Neerav Kingsland
Terence Patterson


1350 Concourse Avenue
Suite 434
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 435-0400