50 N Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Admissions (901) 683-1061 | Fax (901) 683-1012

Our Staff

Sophenia Partlow  email

Principal, 3rd-5th Grade Teacher

It is a pleasure to be part of such a great school family.  The Lord has blessed me in so many ways by bringing me to Memphis Jr. Academy.

Raquelle Connor  email

9th and 10th Homeroom, 6-10 English, Bible, Bells

Hello! I just joined the team here at Memphis Junior Academy and I am excited to teach English and Bible to the 6th-10th grade students this year!  I just graduated this past spring from Oakwood University, then I moved here to Memphis from Atlanta, Georgia.  Some of my hobbies include reading, playing soccer, cooking, and gardening.

Michael Jenkins  email

6th-8th Grade Homeroom, 6-10 grade Math and Science

This is my first year at Memphis Junior Academy.  I was born and raised in Southern California.  I love cooking, art, Bible study, astronomy, and education.


Dawnmarie Simmons  email

1st and 2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts Education from Southern Adventist University

Hi! I am the 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Memphis Junior Academy. I first fell in love with Tennessee when I moved here in 2010 to go to Southern Adventist University. Getting to experience all 4 seasons and explore new activities such as hiking in actual mountains, convinced me that I could trade the sunshine of Florida for the southern charm of Tennessee. This is now my 6th year teaching at Memphis Junior Academy and I consider Tennessee my home. I love exploring the vegan cuisine around Memphis, hiking at Shelby Farms, and participating in various sporting activities. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys supporting all the local teams even though the Florida Gators will always be number 1 in my heart. I love learning new things and can now add a red belt in karate, balloon twisting, and ukulele playing to my list of skills learned since coming to Memphis. The most important things I have learned have come from my students. They have taught me so much more than I could ever teach them. Each child is more than a student to me; I consider them family and I am blessed to be their teacher.

Kaylee Baughman  email

Pre K and Kindergarten Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Southern Adventist University

Kaylee began her career teaching 2nd grade and then spent many years working as a Disabilities Consultant for the Head Start program with children 2 -5 years old. After having two children, Kaylee decided to retire from her career and focus on just being a mama. When child number 3 headed off to Kindergarten, Kaylee decided to go right along with her. Kaylee will be coming up on her 3rd full year of teaching this December, but has had years of experience as a favorite substitute here at Memphis Junior Academy. She is a teacher and a parent at our school, with a 1st grader, a 4th grader and an 8th grader. Mrs. Baughman is married to her college sweetheart, Brandon.