Dr. Robert Stafford

Portrait of Dr. Robert Stafford ‘89 and his family
Dr. Robert Stafford ‘89 and family, photo by Crystal Wylie ’05

Dr. Robert Stafford grew up in Camargo, Ky. He earned his B.A. in economics from Berea College. He went on to earn his master’s degree in education and Rank I in education administration from the University of Kentucky and Ed. D in education from Northern Kentucky University.

He started his teaching career at Maurice Bowling Middle School in Owen County and worked his way up from teacher, to principle, to his current position as superintendent in Owen County Schools. While he has held district leadership positions in other school districts, Owen County will always be home for him. He is also the vice president of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce, a member of Owenton Rotary Club and Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition.

As the superintendent of Owen County Schools, Dr. Stafford is committed to improving educational opportunities for rural children. His exceptional talents in operational management created streamlined processes to improve the work lives of educators. Under his leadership, the school district bolstered mental health services to protect at risk children.

Stafford also co-founded the iLEAD Academy in Carrolton, Ky., a nationally recognized institution that lets students design their learning experiences, distinct from the traditional school model.

He is married to Dr. Jennifer Stafford and is father to Tylor and Briton.

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