Wisconsin Superintendent Deborah Kerr to be Named AASA President-Elect


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – March 19, 2018 – Deborah L. Kerr, superintendent of the School District of Brown Deer in Brown Deer, Wis., has been elected the 2018-19 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.  

Kerr is a current member of AASA’s Governing Board. She has been a member of the organization as well as the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators since 2000.

“As we work to broaden the voice of the superintendent and speak out about the value of public education on behalf of the more than 50 million students who attend our public schools, it is an honor to congratulate Deb Kerr as our next president-elect,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “The leadership of AASA will only be strengthened in our efforts to address the challenges of the public education landscape. A leader of one of the most diverse school districts in Wisconsin, we welcome Superintendent Kerr to this new role and look forward to working with her.”   

“My top priority is to advance our advocacy and the access for equity for our students,” said Kerr. “In partnership with our leaders and communities, we must also continue to provide multiple pathways of excellence that only our public schools can provide. We are not only preparing our students to be successful graduates, but preparing them to inspire, innovate and lead the world.”

Kerr began her tenure as superintendent of Brown Deer Schools in 2007. She previously held superintendent positions in Wisconsin’s Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District and Wilmot Grade Schools.

Kerr and other newly-elected AASA governance members will begin their terms on July 1. Chris Gaines, superintendent of Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Mo., and Kerr will be sworn in as president and president-elect respectively at a summer meeting of the AASA governing board in Washington, D.C. on July 11.    


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.