Janie Stark spent her entire teaching career at Carrollton High School, beginning in 1928. She taught Spanish, math, typing and shorthand classes, served as yearbook sponsor, and later became secretary to Superintendent R. L. Turner. She died in 1962. In 1963, a new elementary school was named in her memory. In 2007, a new Janie Stark building replaced the original facility that built in 1963.