District 1: Gail Logan Strange

Head shot

Gail Logan Strange is a successful communications/crisis-management/community-relations executive with vast experience in strategic planning and a proven ability to design, implement, and restructure programs.

Strange joined the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC [U.S.A.]) in November of 2010 as the Marketing and Communications manager for the ministries and programs of Compassion, Peace and Justice. In 2013, she became the director of Communications, where she set the vision and direction of the agency’s communications following the reorganization of the Communications Department. In 2015, she took on a newly created role as director of Church and Mid Council Communications, where she will work with the PC U.S.A.'s 10,000 congregations and Mid Councils across the country, helping them to develop strategic communications plans as well as media relations and media relations training.

From 2007 until 2010, she served as executive director of the Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council (LYPC)—a program developed by the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana and in partnership with The Community Foundation of Louisville—to teach high school students how to run and operate their own nonprofit organization. As executive director of this new community effort, she developed the infrastructure for the LYPC, including creating strategic plans, policies, and procedures to help ensure the program’s longevity.

Prior to becoming the executive director of LYPC, Strange served as the director of Corporate and Community Relations for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, where she directed, developed strategies, and executed the company’s community relations’ efforts both locally and nationally. Additionally, she directed the corporation’s Corporate Contributions and many of the organization’s national sponsorships. In this role, Strange built extensive partnerships and relationships with local and national community leaders and elected officials as well as with many national and grass-roots organizations across the country.

Strange holds a Master of Business Management and Human Relations degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kentucky State University (KSU) in Health and Physical Education.

Known by her listeners as the “Ever Fabulous,” Strange served as a cohost of the Saturday Morning Solutions radio show in Louisville, Kentucky—a contemporary talk show that addresses and gives a voice on issues of concern to urban residents and communities for 16 years. In 2022, she launched a new radio show, The Happy Hour with Gail and Paula, that sheds light on the communities’ most pressing issues but with a focus on the role women play and how they are impacted by those issues.

She has served on several local and national Board of Directors, including the Louisville Urban League (where she served as Board chair), the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, The Kentucky Derby Festival, The Center for Women and Families, Leadership Louisville and Metro United Way, and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. She is the immediate past chair of the World Day of Prayer U.S.A. and most recently joined the boards of the St. John Center, an organization dedicated to irradicating homelessness in Louisville, and the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) representing District 1. Strange is a member of the Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Contact Gail Logan Strange

Address: P.O. Box 34020, Louisville, KY 40232-4020
Phone: (502) 485-3566
Email: gail.loganstrange@jefferson.kyschools.us

District 1 Schools

Elementary

  • Atkinson Academy
  • Brandeis Elementary
  • Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary
  • Brown School
  • Byck Elementary
  • Carter Traditional Elementary
  • Cochran Elementary
  • Coleridge-Taylor Montessori Elementary
  • Engelhard Elementary
  • Foster Traditional Academy
  • Kennedy Montessori Elementary
  • King Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts
  • Maupin Elementary
  • McFerran Preparatory Academy
  • Portland Elementary
  • Shelby Traditional Academy
  • Wheatley Elementary
  • Young Elementary

Middle

  • Academy @ Shawnee, The
  • Brown School
  • Grace M. James Academy
  • Johnson Traditional Middle
  • Meyzeek Middle
  • Noe Middle
  • Western Middle School for the Arts

High

  • Academy @ Shawnee, The
  • Brown School
  • Central High School Magnet Career Academy (MCA)
  • DuPont Manual High

Special

  • Ackerly
  • Ahrens Educational Resource Center
  • Dawson Orman Education Center
  • DuValle Education Center
  • Heuser Hearing and Language Academy
  • Home of the Innocents Discovery
  • Home of the Innocents Weinberg Academy
  • Jefferson Regional Judicial Detention Center
  • Pathfinder School of Innovation
  • UofL PACT Program
  • Western Day Treatment
  • Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS)