With over 30 years in education, Jerri Kemble began her career in 1986 as a middle school teacher. She spent 13 years in the classroom before becoming a school counselor, and in 2003 was honored as the Kansas Counselor of the Year. In 2004 she entered administration serving as an elementary, middle and high school principal.
In 2007, Jerri served not only as the superintendent, but also as the K-12 principal and creator of the Kansas Online Learning Program in Lost Springs, KS, a small rural school district serving 360 students. This pioneering spirit landed her at a White House meeting on technology and virtual learning in 2010. In 2011, she met again with Vice-President Biden’s office to deliver an update on the district’s work. In 2012, eSchool News named Kemble as one of the nation’s Tech Savvy Superintendents.
In 2013, Jerri was named the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Programs and Technology for USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools in Lawrence, KS which serves approx. 12,000 students in 22 schools. In 2017, her position was expanded to include Teaching & Learning.