Geneva Stark

DIRECTOR OF THE NYSTRAND CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
CLINICAL PROFESSOR, EDUCATION LEADERSHIP, EVALUATION AND ORGANIZATION (ELEOD) DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Dr. Geneva A. Stark, servant leader, visionary, educator, achiever, collaborator, and a problem-solver. She is a native of New Orleans, La. that resides in Metro Louisville. She received her BS Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans. She received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Louisville.  Dr. Stark also has a National Professional Certification in Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Geneva A. Stark retired from Jefferson County Public Schools after 25+ years of administrative service. Dr. Stark served as a teacher, assistant principal, and then principal at Western High School.  Dr. Stark became the first and only African American to serve as President of Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP).  Dr. Stark later moved to JCPS Human Resource department and served in a variety of roles. Dr. Stark also served as a District Administrator in Diversity, Equity and Poverty department.

Dr. Stark was one of four educators recently selected to participate in Minority Superintendent Fellowship program.   Dr. Stark worked collaboratively with various departments on professional development for Jefferson County Public regarding the Racial Equity Policy and Implicit Bias.

Dr. Stark is actively involved in local, regional and national organizations dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging.  She serves a Treasurer on the board of Directors of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE).  Dr. Stark is also a member of the Louisville League of Women Voters (LWV) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). 

Dr. Stark has served as a mentor to students, teachers, support staff and administrators locally, statewide and nationally. 

Dr. Stark is an educational consultant that focuses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops, Leadership, Courageous Conversations and Equity Auditing. Please visit her website at: www.gaspconsultant.com

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