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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Damien Sweeney, Ed.D.

Published: 3/21/2022 3:53 PM

Damien Sweeney, Ed.D., serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging​ at the Kentucky Department of Education. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of the Cumberlands and Spalding University. 

With a passion for change agency and social justice, Sweeney has served as a special education teacher, English teacher and high school counselor in Jefferson County Public Schools. He holds a master’s in teaching special education and secondary English from Bellarmine University, a master’s in education for school counseling and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Louisville.  

Sweeney and his wife, Dr. Sweeney’s wife, Abigail Sweeney, have three boys, Smith, Shawn and Parker.​

Dr. Damien Sweeney photo

​​​Damien Sweeney, Ed.D.

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Office of Teaching and Learning

Damien.Sweeney@education.ky.gov​


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​​Damien Sweeney, Ed.D.
Office of Teaching and Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6639, ext. 4545 
Fax (502) 564-6470



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