Junior Achievement Adds New Board and Staff
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has announced the following additions to the nonprofit’s staff and board:
Scott Hendricks, Managing Partner of New York Life of Memphis, has joined the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South. An exemplary steward of the community, Hendricks also serves on the boards of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce and The Memphis Chapter of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. In addition, he serves as a football coach for Houston Middle School and as a basketball coach for the City of Germantown. He is also a proud member of the Memphis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.
Kimberly Hooper-Taylor has joined Junior Achievement as JA Inspire Coordinator. From public schools to nonprofits, she has over 12 years of educational leadership experience. In her previous role as Stax Museum’s Director of Education, she managed strategic partnerships and all aspects of youth/family programming including the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities for K-12 students. Honored as one of Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, she also lends her talents to support youth programs, working closely with Memphis-Shelby County Schools, New Memphis, and now, Junior Achievement. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, she earned a B.S. in Human Ecology/Early Childhood Education and holds a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Christian Brothers University.
Ayanna Clark has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Community Engagement Coordinator, focusing on building relationships in Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi as part of the nonprofit’s regional partnership strategy. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Clark has had a wealth of experience in the education sector including teaching subjects ranging from 4th-grade math to physical education to literacy mastery. She directed a virtual learning site for the YMCA during the pandemic and became a peer mentor for Peer Power at her alma mater, Ridgeway High School. When she is not working, Ayanna shares her time and talent with local youth by serving as the head coach of Ridgeway’s JV boys basketball team, the school at which she played basketball as a guard.
Megan Ryan has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as the nonprofit’s Special Events and Development Coordinator. A graduate of the University of Memphis, she went on to obtain her master’s in teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education. She began her first teaching career in Japan and, when she came back to Memphis three years ago, continued teaching elementary grades. In her new role, she helps manage key events for Junior Achievement including the nonprofit’s flagship Bowlin’ on the River Bowl-A-Thon.
About Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South empowers children to be world ready and engaged members of their communities so that they may lead independent lives. For more information on JA, visit www.jamemphis.org or call 901.366.7800.