160 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 416-5447 [email protected]

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160 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112

The Board Office
Phone: (901) 416-5447
Fax: (901) 416-9787
[email protected]

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Mauricio Calvo

District 5

Mauricio Calvo, appointed by the Shelby County Commission in July 2023, represents District 5 (Cordova) for the Shelby County Board of Education. With MSCS being the largest school district in Tennessee and one of the largest urban districts in the nation, with 200+ schools and over 110,000 students, Board Member Calvo knows that the success of our students is one of the most critical issues impacting Memphis today and tomorrow.

Mexican by birth and Memphian by heart, Mauricio leads Latino Memphis, an organization that ignites and accelerates upward mobility and opportunities for the Latinx community though social and legal services. He knows Shelby County will achieve collective success only when all community members move up. His impact model includes providing direct services, addressing systemic issues, and collaborating with cross-sector partners.

His proudest and most important role is being Anna, Carolina, and Santiago's dad -- three leaders in the making. 

Mauricio understands and lives diversity and representation as a Mexican-American and a member of the LGBTQA+ community. He attributes his passion and interest in many different things to his ADHD, learning that it can be a challenge but also a superpower. Normalizing and embracing these differences has allowed him to hyperfocus on multiple tasks simultaneously.

He serves as a critical friend and thoughtful partner on the Board of UnidosUS, Hope Credit Union, Shelby Farms Conservancy, WeAreMemphis, and many others. Mauricio is also a frequent media contributor on Latinx issues. His academic journey includes CBU, Lipscomb University, Boston College, and Georgetown. He is a Leadership Tennessee alumni, a Mosaic fellow and a graduate of the ProInspire Catalyst Collective.

After 25 years of living in Memphis, Mauricio became a US citizen. As a citizen and as a School Board member, he will continue to use his voice and vote to advocate for others deserving of their version of the American dream.

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