Decision Making Council

The Decision-Making Council for the Education Committee for the Coalition for the People’s Agenda is an ad-hoc subcommittee of the Coalition that consists of community leaders representing a broad array of Black, Brown, LGBTQ+, disabled, poor grassroots voices and their allies and accomplices. The 17 members are:

Latasha Harrison, Louisville PTO president/founder, Former PTA President, JCPS Parent, GCIPL Fellow
De’Nita Wright, Coalition of West Louisville Neighborhood Associations Facilitator, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Former Interim Chair, JCPS Graduate
Gay Adelmann, Dear JCPS Co-founder/President, Save Our Schools Kentucky Co-founder/President, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Board Member, Candidate for State Senate (2018), Parent of JCPS Graduate (Academy @ Shawnee), GCIPL Fellow
Rhonda Mathies, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Former Chair, Voter Engagement Brigade
Bob Cunningham, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression co-founder
Heather Profitt, Advocate, Education Hub Non-profit

Chris Thieneman, “Support the Libraries, Not the Tax” Chair (2007), Candidate for Louisville Mayor (2018), Community Organizer and Activist for Affordable Housing and LMPD Accountability. Warned against dirty cop Hankison before Breonna Taylor was murdered, and has been targeted, harassed and retaliated against for doing so.

Chris Tobe, Author, Kentucky Fried Pensions, former board member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, JCPS Parent, Candidate for State Auditor (2019)

Dr. Kimberly Mucker-Johnson, JCPS Classroom Teacher, Counselor, Author and Founder of “The Stoop, LLC” non-profit. Dr. Johnson is currently seeking justice in the court of law for retaliation and discrimination she experienced as a whistleblower in JCPS.

Kenyata Dean-Bacon, JCTA Officer (2020-present), JCPS Classroom Teacher (2010-present), Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Board Member (2022 – Present), Coalition for the Peoples Agenda Education Committee Member, mother of two JCPS students and a JCPS graduate, Male grad.

Chris Adelmann, Mechanical Engineer, Father of JCPS graduate, “Retired” from GE Appliances after 10 years, Chairman of PAC.

Stephen Neal, Executive Director for JCTA (1982-2009), Retired JCPS Teacher, beloved grandfather of JCPS students. St. Xavier grad.

Chaunda Lee, Black Lives Matter activist, mother of several JCPS students and graduates, chef and provider of meals for the community, Breewayy, Livestreamer, Courtwatcher, public speaker, and all around voice for the voiceless.

Tori Bacon, JCPS Student, Central Law Program, Justice Fest presenter, and challenger of the status quo.

April Back-Stevens*, JCPS Classroom Teacher for 7 years, Current JCTA Board Member

Keoni Smalls, JCPS Student Voice

Dr. Randy Wieck, Retired JCPS History Teacher, JCTA Member, Founder of TRELF, Outspoken advocate for JCPS Teachers’ Pensions prior to harmful ALEC legislation that passed.

*Nominated members may participate in the discussion but will abstain from voting.