Wisconsin Superintendent Deb Kerr Named AASA President-Elect


For Immediate Release

James Minichello

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Alexandria, Va. – (July 11, 2018) – Deborah L. Kerr, superintendent of the School District of Brown Deer in Brown Deer, Wis., was sworn in today as the 2018-19 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.   

A member of AASA as well as the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators since 2000, Kerr was elected to AASA’s Governing Board last year.

“I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to work in school districts of different sizes in serving our children,” said Kerr. “As we speak out for public education and what it means for students, I am honored to be a part of AASA, an organization that serves as the primary voice for superintendents throughout our country. The outstanding leaders of our school districts are making powerful contributions on behalf of their communities. I look forward to working with them in this new role.”      

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.

“I congratulate Deb Kerr—a leader of one of the most diverse school districts in Wisconsin—as our new president-elect,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “As we work to inspire students to become prominent members of society, Superintendent Kerr will be a tremendous asset for our organization. We look forward to her leadership in the coming year.”

Chris Gaines, superintendent of the Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Mo., was also sworn in today as AASA president. The installation ceremony was held in conjunction with AASA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.  


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.