Bobby White, a native Memphian, grew up in Frayser and is a proud graduate of Frayser High school. After graduating from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis and spending some time in Corporate America, he returned to Memphis to serve as the Assistant Director for the Tennessee Charter School Resource Center. The classroom called, and he began his tenure with Memphis City Schools in 2000, spending 12 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and Principal.
Having the intrinsic desire to impact his community through education, White joined the Tennessee Charter School Incubator in August of 2012. He is the Founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools (FCS)—a Charter Management Organization designed with the goal of being the premier operator of choice for those in Frayser. Recently, Mr. White was appointed to the Frayser Neighborhood Council and is a fixture in the community.
As head of FCS, his charge is to be a game-changer in the educational landscape by leading and operating a cluster of authentic, neighborhood, application-free schools that focus on college, career, and community, while developing new traditions and strengthening pride. With FCS, he wants the ability to create his own rules, pick his own players, and drive his own statistics in an effort to create new perceptions about Frayser.