Latishia Sparks: Program Manager

Latishia spent her childhood as a farm girl in eastern Kentucky, helping her family raise crops and livestock and learning much about hard work and what it means to live from the land.  After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University, she began her teaching career as a high school English teacher. 

During her twenty-five-year tenure, Latishia moved from the classroom into educational support roles in several Kentucky schools and districts and most recently served as an Instructional Specialist for the the Kentucky Department of Education where she became involved in supporting teachers who were participating in GNG’s programs.

If asked, Latishia would tell you that her passion for global understanding and learning is driven by the desire to see her students, including her own son, be able to communicate and compete in the world that awaits them.