Genethia Hudley Hayes
Biographical Sketch



Genethia received her undergraduate degree in 1968 from Texas College, in Tyler, Texas (B.A. English). She obtained an M.Ed. from Pepperdine University in 1972. In 1976 Genethia successfully completed a special MBA program with emphasis on non-profit management through CSU, San Jose and The Center For Non-Profit Management. She was awarded a doctorate in education in May of 2000, with a specialization in public policy. She is a certified mediator meeting all of the requirements set forth by the State of California.

Work Experience

Genethia taught with the LAUSD for five years in the Child Development Division. For three years she served as a curriculum specialist with LAUSD. Genethia developed and delivered workshops to administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. After leaving LAUSD, she taught and became the principal of Holy Nativity Episcopal Day School for five years. While principal, she developed, in conjunction with Dr. Madeline Hunter of UCLA, an accelerated curriculum for the African American learner. She was for several years the publisher of an elementary language arts newspaper, MOONFLOWER. Its focus was to create lifelong reading habits for African American families. She joined the staff of SCLC/LA as the program director of Project AHEAD in 1985. Genethia ended her 14 years of service with SCLC/LA as its Executive Director, and the Executive Vice President of The Martin Luther King Legacy Association, the social service arm of SCLC/LA. She is currently a member, and the President of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Genethia taught parenting classes at Rio Hondo College, and was a consultant for the State Department of Education, the National School Boards Association, and The Stanislaus County Office of Education. Genethia was a trainer for The Home and School Institute in Washington D.C. for 5 years teaching MegaSKILLS classes in California, Arizona, Washington, Tennessee, and Oregon. Genethia served as a mediator for the Los Angeles Unified Districtís Office of Intergroup Relations from 1997-1999.

Major Accomplishments

Boards/Civic Organization Membership (partial listing)

Membership in Professional Organizations

Genethia resides in Los Angeles with her husband Alton. They have a daughter, Kathryn Elaine who resides in Santiago, Chile. While career and commitment to service to her community continue to be important, her most rewarding experiences are as a wife and mother.