Our Staff

Meagan Tate

Meagan Tate is a native Memphian with a deep-rooted passion for educational equity. This passion for equal access began while she was studying to become a lawyer at Christian Brothers University. However, after completing a service-learning project that involved tutoring the youth at various community centers, she found that the fight for justice did not have to start in the courts, but in the classrooms. 

Over the course of her 15-year educational career, she has been a teacher, Dean of Students, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Support Advisor for the Shelby County School District, and a principal.  She attributes her most fruitful and best years of learning to the work that she did as an administrator at CEG as a founding administrator at Lester Prep. 

Meagan’s zeal for learning, coaching, and celebrating student growth is embedded into the fabric of the CEG school community. 

“My deepest desire is for CEG to be a brand," Meagan says, "and I want our brand to be synonymous with high quality instruction, servant leadership, and commitment to leading the community. When our students go to college, I want them to stand out from the crowd, and lead the pack with courage, respect, and resilience. Most importantly, I want our students to be living proof that equitable education produces dynamic results.”

Krystal Parson
Dean of Culture

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Mrs. Krystal Parson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi - “Hotty Toddy!” - with a Bachelor’s in English. In addition, she received her Master of Education and Instructional Leadership Administration degree from Bethel University. Her previous educational experiences and highlights include serving as an elementary teacher, middle school Language Arts teacher, Response to Intervention Lead, Instructional Curriculum Coach, District RTI2 Advisor (SCS) and Director of RTI2 & Gifted Programs (ASD).

She currently serves as the Assistant Principal (Dean of Culture) for Lester Prep Middle School for the 22-23 school year. Her teaching philosophy is, “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” (Aristotle)

Emmanuel Blair
Dean of Instruction (Math/Science)

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Emmanuel Blair was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Mr. Blair completed his education at LeMoyne College in Memphis, TN, and Cambridge College in Boston, MA. Mr. Blair has many years of experience as a teacher and educational administrator in Memphis and surrounding communities. He prides himself on being an accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that capture a child's imagination and breed success.

As a dedicated educator, Mr. Blair sincerely believes that prepared children academically, socially, and behaviorally become more successful high school students, allowing them to become much better prepared for college and other post-secondary training opportunities. 

Each student Mr. Blair encounters is installed with his favorite quote by Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

LaTricia Harvell
Dean of Instruction, 6-8 (ELA)



Dr. Latricia Harvell
Dean of Instruction (ELA/Social Studies)

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