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Kim Stevenson

District Administrator


Racial Equity Committee Team 

Kim Stevenson

Keisha Benson

Sean Conley

Tom Bell

Alethia West

Lisa Wooten

Tara Toliver

Gwenda Motley

Beverly Fort

Rico Rodriquez

Carla Criswell

Chris Bentzel

Cindy Campbell

Stephanie Blanton

Michelle Walden

Kelly Gates

Jennifer Meacham

Laurel Pemberton

Angela Thomas

Sherry Holloway

Meagan Hickman

Josh Hunt

Kevin Jasper

Vice Killebrew

Sara Shepherd

Robert Tyree

Krista Stratton

Mary Lovelace

Wendy Baker

Raiona Henderson

If serving on this committee is a desire for you, we welcome you with open arms. We are looking for Equity Champions to serve alongside us. Your commitment would include meeting about an hour and a half once a quarter. We need individuals that are passionate about equity and inclusion. If this is you, please reach out to your school committee member or email: kim.stevenson@christian.kyschools.us.
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Jayceon Thomas

Jayceon is junior at Hopkinsville High School. He is a young entrepreneur, as he has created his own clothing line called "Tremendous Clothing". When he graduates, he would like to expand his clothing line and focus more on growing his digital art/graphic design business. He is also interested in becoming a motivational speaker to help others learn about the struggles of growing up being a young African American male and the growths and setbacks that have been made along the way.


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Bell Hooks
Born on September 27, 1952, in Hopkinsville, KY, she was given the birth name Gloria Jean Watkins. She adopted her pen name "bell hooks" from her maternal great- grandmother, Bell Hooks Blair. bell hooks is an African American social activist, educator, feminist, and writer. In 2018, she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Berea College has honored bell hooks life and legacy with the bell hooks Center. She passed away on December 15, 2021. Mrs. Gwenda Motley, the sister of bell hooks, continues her legacy and serves as a member of the Racial Equity Committee.


Mancell Elam and students from his focus group had the opportunity to tour Austin Peay State University in April, Joining the group were Mr. Tom Bell, Board Chair, and Mr. Vice Killebrew. The students were able to get a first hand look at college life and the opportunities available at APSU. 
Focus Group Tour
Focus Group Tour
Mancell Elam speaks at the Racial Equity Forum. The Racial Equity Forum supports conversations across community leaders that helps break down barriers so all students have equitable outcomes. 
Racial Equity Forum
Racial Equity Forum