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Quineka Moten serves as a Community Achieves Site Manager with Metro
Nashville Public Schools. In this role, she provides wrap-around services to
students and families by working with community services and volunteers.
Quineka has built her career around the belief that every child has the right to
quality education. She continues to eliminate barriers to quality education daily
through assisting parents in advocating for their students, mentoring first-
generation college students, and bringing attention to education equity issues.
Quineka was born and raised in Memphis. TN. She attended the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal
Studies and Africana Studies as well as a Master’s of Science in Human
Quineka serves as a member of the Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley Board of
Directors, the Centro Hispano de East Tennessee Board of Directors, the
Southern Environmental Law Center’s Next 30, and the Knoxville Chamber of
Commerce’s Diversity Champions. Quineka has been a member of the Knoxville
Area Urban League Young Professionals since 2013, where she worked
diligently to support the Urban League movement by educating other young
professionals about empowering their communities and changing lives through
the Urban League Movement. She also served as President from 2017 – 2020.
Quineka was selected for the Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of
2017. She was recognized as the 2017 Community Woman to Woman Honoree
by the Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for her commitment to
serving the community. She was awarded the National Urban League’s award
for Excellence in Strategic Partnering in Education and Youth Programs in 2018.
Quineka was also a member of the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition’s
first cohort of the Mosaic Fellowship.
When she’s not serving her community and advocating on behalf of underserved
children, Quineka enjoys traveling, writing poetry, and playing laser tag with her