Board Member Bios

District 1: Diane Porter

Diane Porter
Diane Porter is a graduate of the Louisville Public School System and the University of Louisville (UofL). Her professional public education experience is vast, having served for nearly 40 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator.

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District 2: Dr. Chris Kolb

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Dr. Chris Kolb is a proud graduate of Atherton High School (’94), a JCPS parent, an experienced educator, and a community leader with a track record of advocacy for children. He earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. As a professor of anthropology and urban studies at Spalding University in downtown Louisville, he teaches and mentors hundreds of JCPS graduates.

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District 3: James Craig

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District 4: Benjamin Gies

Benjamin M. Gies

Benjamin Gies is a lifelong resident of his district, a proud product of JCPS, and—at 25 years of age—is the youngest citizen to serve on the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) in JCPS history. 
 

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District 5: Linda Duncan

Linda Duncan
A graduate of the University of Kentucky (UK) and UofL, Linda Duncan taught English and social studies in JCPS secondary schools, and she served as assistant principal at Fairdale High School.

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District 6: Corrie Shull

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District 7: Chris Brady

Chris Brady
As a training professional, Chris Brady has worked with educational institutions, nonprofits, and corporations. His in-classroom education experience includes teaching at Indiana University Southeast (IUS) as an adjunct and at numerous JCPS schools as a substitute.