Dr. Stallworth was born and raised in Danville, matriculated through the doors of her public schools, is a 1987 graduate of Danville High School, holds a BBA in business administration, and education degrees and certifications in business education, history education and special education.
In addition, he holds a master of arts degree in instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership and administration from Clark Atlanta University. He has taught and coached in the Danville Independent Schools where he worked tirelessly rebuilding the existing track and field complex at Admiral Stadium. He has worked as school improvement coordinator — training highly-skilled educators in the field at the Kentucky Department of Education, has 8.5 years of experience as a school principal and is currently an educational consultant.
The Danville Board of Education, Dr. Coleman, and all Danville school councils are expected to make decisions in the best interest of all students. It is in the best interest of all students, regardless of race or ethnicity, that the Danville schools employ a more diverse faculty and staff.
The demographics of the district’s faculty and staff is both staggering and unacceptable, and we urge the Board of Education to report this data to the community via The Advocate-Messenger so the community can see first-hand the sense of urgency of recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and staff reflective of our community so that all students can experience success and appreciate the diverse world in which we live and work.
To support the Danville Board of Education, the NAACP would like to begin a minority educator recruitment and retention campaign in recruiting and retaining a more diverse staff reflective of the diverse students in which our public schools serve. Currently, the Danville system employs less than 1 percent minority faculty and staff and 0 percent school administrators.
We look forward to scheduling a work session and working collaboratively with the board to strategically develop an action plan to ensure that highly-skilled minority educators are recruited and retained reflective of the student population in our schools and demographics in our community.