Board Member Bios

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District 1: Diane Porter

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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.

Read Diane Porter's biography and contact information, and find District 1 schools.

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.

Read Dr. Chris Kolb's biography and contact information, and find District 2 schools.

District 3: James Craig

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 James Craig was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education in November 2018. He is the father of two JCPS students and previously served two terms on their School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council.

In his private life, James is a trial lawyer and part owner of Craig Henry PLC, a law firm dedicated to the practice of consumer and employment law on behalf of Louisville residents.

Read James Craig's biography and contact information, and find District 3 schools.

District 4: Benjamin Gies

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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. 
 

Read Benjamin Gies' biography and contact information, and find District 4 schools.

District 5: Linda Duncan

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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.

Read Linda Duncan's biography and contact information, and find District 5 schools.

 

District 6: Corrie Shull

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Read Corrie Shull's biography and contact information, and find District 6 schools.

District 7: Chris Brady

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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.