Believe Memphis Academy


Believe Memphis Academy Charter School (“Believe”) is a grades 4-8 charter school founded in 2018. In the summer of 2021, we moved into our permanent facility in the historic Corry Junior High building in the Alcy Ball community of South Memphis. We believe our greatest ability and opportunity to impact the lives of students exists in direct correlation with our ability to stay rooted in our community and connected to our children and families. As a school whose founding years have been impacted by the pandemic, social unrest, racial reckoning, and political polarization, our Mission has been clarified to exist as an anti-racist organization that resists systemic racism perpetuated in public education in our country. We believe that change can and must happen through intentional community building, precise teacher coaching, and robust supports provided for all members of our school.

Charter School

Alcy Ball / South Memphis

21:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

Elementary/Middle (4th-8th Grade)

Executive Director: Danny Song

Principal & Chief Academic Officer:
Matt Cowan

Our People

Danny Song

Executive Director

Abigail Taber

Dean of Instruction

Olivia husbands

Dean of Instruction

NaShea' Cobb

Dean of Culture

Addie Willis

Dean of Exceptional Children

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