Cassandra is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and a product of the legendary Memphis City Schools as a graduate of Fairley High School. Her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education hails from the University of Memphis where she became a member of Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She earned a Master's of Education from Freed Hardeman University.
Cassandra worked as a full-time teacher for two years as an educator and athletic coach of multiple sports at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering as well as a graduate student, while remaining dedicated to her first love—her son, Dayton. In her most recent former position, she was Director of Athletics and Health & Fitness Educator with Green Dot Public Schools at Fairley High School. Before joining Green Dot as a faculty member, Cassandra was selected to the Fairley Transition Advisory Team (FTAT). Her role was to help ensure a smooth transition between Shelby County Schools and ASD new operator Green Dot Public Schools. Along with helping with the FTAT, she had the huge responsibility of community engagement efforts with parents and students. It was during her tenure with Green Dot Public Schools that she began to see the drastic changes in the education landscape in Memphis. This sparked a high interest to focus her career in education advocacy and education policy.
Cassandra took the leap to leave the classroom as an educator, but truly staying close to her roots by deciding to dedicate the second chapter of her career to the issues that are facing public education in her hometown of Memphis. She is truly excited about her new role as a parent Organizer with Stand for Children. "No matter what or where I am within my career as an educator I will always remember and think students first."
As she springs forward in her new role as, she has vows to remember the voices of her students, the voices of teachers, and parents’ concerns about their children. Her passion, energy, and dedication to public education will serve well at Stand for Children and for the children of Memphis.