Meet the Board: Ken Kerr, Board Member
Dr. Ken Kerr was elected to the Board of Education in November 2016 to serve a four-year term December 2016-2020.
Dr. Kerr moved to Frederick County in 1976 and graduated from Frederick Community College in 1978. He went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in music from Hood College in 1981, a master’s degree in professional writing from Towson University in 1995, and a doctor of education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Morgan State University in 2003.
A former FCPS bus driver and fourth grade teacher, Dr. Kerr then spent over a decade in private industry before returning to the classroom as a college English professor. He has been on the faculty of Frederick Community College since 1999 where, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been involved in strategic planning, accreditation, budgeting, curriculum, general education, learning assessment, and faculty development. He was instrumental in establishing the FCC/FCPS Dual-Enrollment Program, which places college-level classes in all Frederick County high schools.
He has served in leadership positions in professional organizations including as past president of the Developmental Education Association of Maryland and the Mid Atlantic College Reading Association. He was National Political Liaison for the National Association of Developmental Education, and is Vice Chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission Faculty Advisory Council.
As a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, he volunteers at Lincoln Elementary School. He and his wife, Dr. Helen (Rozsics) Kerr, a clinical pharmacist, have two daughters and two granddaughters.