Memphis-Shelby County Education Association Board of Directors

Patricia Scarborough, President









Jesse Jeff, Vice President Jesse Jeff currently teaches 2nd grade at Delano Elementary and has been teaching for 16 years and has been a member of his professional Association for 17 years! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne-Owen College and has his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University. Mr. Jeff has been involved in several committees at M-SCEA. He has been chairman of the Men of Education Committee, a member of the political action committee, Chairman of the Tenure Review Team, Chairman of Constitution and Bylaws and an Association Representative. He has served on the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee and is a member of the Memphis Boy Scout Council. Mr. Jeff served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for the St. Louis, Missouri`s Sheriff Department. He has been a TEA-RA delegate 13 times and NEA-RA delegate 9 times. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Jeff has served in several leadership positions and is a firm believer in collective bargaining and plans on continuing his work in this area.





Jolie Madihalli, Secretary


Futrell Redditt, Treasurer


Melissa Collins, Elementary School Director  Melissa Collins is a second grade teacher at John P. Freeman School.  She received her Bachelor`s degree from Murray State in Murray KY and her Master`s, EDS and PHD degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Ms. Collins has served in several leadership positions within the Association including the TEA Human Relations and New Teachers committees; the MEA Board of Directors for Elementary Schools; and is a NEA Senior Fellow.  She has served as a delegate to 10 TEA RAs and 3 NEA RAs.  Ms. Collins has been awarded the NEA Teacher Excellence Award, NBCT, Presidential Award of Science & Mathematics Teaching, and West TN Teacher of the Year.  She is also a member of America Achieves and the Teach Plus National Policy Group.  Ms. Collins states, "It is my goal to advocate for students and teachers.  M-SCEA has given me the opportunity to continue to use my voice to bridge policy and practice." 



Dr. Anntriniece Napper, Elementary School Director  Dr. Napper teaches 2nd grade at Cromwell Elementary and has been teaching for 16 years and has been a member of the Association for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University. She also has her Master of Science in Higher Education from Kaplan University and Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Napper has been involved in several Association committees. She has been chairperson of the Minority Affairs Committee, chairperson of Public Relations Committee, and chairperson of the Human Relations Committee. Anntriniece Napper has received honors such as Who`s Who Among America`s Teachers 2006 and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She also was State Committee representative for TEA`s Minority Affairs Committee 2003-2005. She has been a TEA-RA delegate 13 times and NEA-RA delegate 10 times. Her experience in education has helped her to be very resourceful and given her the ability to empower fellow teachers and students!


Comeshia Williams, Elementary School Director  Comeshia Williams is a Title 1 PLC Coach at Northaven K-8 School. She has 15 years experience as a 1st and 4th grade teacher.  She has also served as a Mentor, Learning jCoach, and Master Teacher.  She has been a member of her professional organization for 16 years. Ms. Williams received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis; her Master’s from Trevecca Nazarene University; and her EDS from the University of Memphis. She is also licensed as a Professional School Counselor, receiving that degree from Freed-Hardeman University. Ms. Williams serves the Association as a member of the Collaborative Conferencing Team and is the Co-Chairperson of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and also served on the Merger Team for the new Memphis-Shelby County Education Association. She has served TEA on the Credentials and IPD Committees, the Women’s Leadership Program and was named as the 2012-2013 Northaven Teacher of the Year. Ms. Williams also received the Project A.I.M. TIF Award of Excellence and was showcased in the CC360 National Teacher Development Program.


Tikeila Rucker, Elementary School Director


Rosemary Winters, Elementary School Director



Crystal E. Harper, Middle School Director 


Gloria Williams, Middle School Director 


Anthony Harris, High School Director  Anthony Harris is a speech therapist at LaRose Elementary and has been a member of M-SCEA for 30 years. Mr. Harris received a B.S. Degree Education from Lambuth College, Jackson, TN and his Masters from The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN and his EDS from Union University, Jackson, TN. Mr. Harris is a member of the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA).  He has been a TEA-RA delegate for 16 years.  He feels the Board of Directors is the voice of M-SCEA that will promote, interpret and disseminate information that is relevant to M-SCEA`s members and to serve as a conduit for the exchange of information and ideas among all its affiliates. 


Open Position, High School Director


Derick Bell, ESP Director  Derick Bell is an educational assistant at Messick VoTech and Mr. Bell has an Associate Degree in Architectural/Auto CAD from Tennessee Tech, 55 accredited hours in Elementary Education from Southwest Community College and is currently taking classes at Colorado Technical University. Mr. Bell has been a Mason for 28 years, a member of the Shelby County Democratic Party, member of Leadership of Memphis, a youth Sunday School teacher, and Associate Pastor at Greater First Baptist Church. His experience in leadership has grown to the professional level and he is looking forward to helping other members have the same experience. has 27 years education experience and 10 years as an Association member.


Phyllis Kyle, Administrator Director


Dr. Audrey Elion, Mental Health Director


Regina Golden, Parliamentarian  Regina Golden is a Vocational Business teacher at Kirby High and has 28 years teaching experience and 28 years as an Association member. Ms. Golden earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Memphis, and her Master’s degree in Administration Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has served as Parliamentarian and Secretary for MEA and has attended the TEA RA 4 times and NEA-RA 4 times. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, secretary for Jack and Jill of America and now serves as their Chaplin. Also, she is member of the National Business Education Association. Ms. Golden`s goal and mission as a member of the Board of Director and a 28 year educator is she has always been concerned about the education of children. As we move forward she feels that she is an asset to M-SCEA because of the passion she has for the students and because we need to be aware of the major changes that are occurring regarding education.


Ernestine King, Sergeant at Arms


Tiffany Reed, TEA Board Member - District 14, Tiffany T. Reed is a fourth grade teacher at Fox Meadows Elementary and has 11 years teaching experience, as well as 11 years as an Association member. Ms. Reed earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Masters of Education from Union University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. She has been an Association Representative for 7 years and has attended the TEA RA 5 times and the NEA RA 3 times.  Ms. Reed states that being active in M-SCEA and TEA has taught her to be more aware and passionate about the teaching profession, and a strong advocate for her students and colleagues. Since being elected to the Board, she is more confident and involved with education issues that not only affect her locally, but also nationally. Ms. Reed truly believes that teaching is rewarding and gives her a sense that she is making the world a better place by making a difference in the lives of children. Aside from teaching, Ms. Reed is also a volunteer and servant in her community. She is an active member of her church, White Station Church of Christ, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Memphis Metropolitan Pan-Hellenic Council (MMAPHC), where she currently serves as the correspondence secretary.




Rosemary Winters, TEA Board Member - District 15


Stephanie Bea, TEA Board Member - ESP
Stephanie Bea is a Special Education Assistant at Lucy Elementary School where she has worked for 10 years.  Ms. Bea is currently completing her bachelor`s degree in special education at the University of Memphis and has been a member of her professional organization for 9 years.  She serves as the AR for her school and has served on many committees within the Association including ESP Committee Chair, Minority Affairs, several NEA caucuses and the National Council for Education Support Professionals.  Ms. Bea has served as a delegate to the TEA and NEA RAs. 









Sarah Kennedy-Harper, TEA Board Member - West TN Black Classroom Teacher  Sarah Kennedy-Harper is a special education teacher at Havenview Middle and has 17 years teaching experience and 17 years as an Association member. Ms. Harper earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Memphis, a Masters of Education - Rehabilitation Teaching the Blind and Visually Impaired. She currently serves on the TEA Board of Directors and has been on the MEA Board in previous years and has attended the TEA RA 8 times and the NEA RA 5 times. Ms. Harper is a NCATE Board member, has been a Board liaison and an MPACE Council member. Ms. Sarah Kennedy-Harper states that leadership skills, oratory and media skills, speech writing, English and grammatical skills along with artistic ability are all qualifications for being an MEA or TEA Board member. "I am proud to serve!"





Dennis Kimbrough, TEA Board Member, West Tennessee Administrator












Diccie Smith, NEA Director