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Lorraine Stallworth

Lorraine is an Executive Member of the 1000 Women Strong Board.

"I was inspired to serve on the Board for 1000 Women Strong to support the goals of the organization, provide guidance and advocate. I aim to help create space for Black women to be heard.”     

Her Story

Lorraine Stallworth recently retired after 28 years from the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) serving in both academic and administrative roles. She began her work in MNPS as a School Psychologist, and opened the first Family Resource Center (FRC) and Youth Court in Nashville.


She serves her community volunteering with organizations such as the Children’s Defense Funds, “Children’s Sabbath” initiative, an anti-racist faith based coalition. The MNPS School Board recognized her for her pioneering work in bringing restorative practices to the district and the National Public Television “American Graduate Champions” named her a Champion in 2015.


Retirement has not slowed her commitment to ensuring the equitable access to a quality education for the youth of Nashville, particularly children and families of color.  She works part-time with a local high school, the Maddox Foundation, and continues to volunteer with several community based organizations.


Lorraine earned a Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Secondary Education from Elmhurst College, a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University/Meharry Medical College and is a licensed trainer in restorative practices.

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