Deb Kerr - Candidate For Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Deb Kerr

Deb Kerr

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Fueled by optimism and a passion for learning, Dr. Deborah Kerr is a fearless champion for excellence and equity for all children.

With 40 years in education and 21 years as a Superintendent in public rural and suburban districts, Deb has worked in parochial, charter, private and public schools. She served as a leader in national and state superintendent associations. For the past 13 years, she was the proud Superintendent of Brown Deer Schools, a district with 80% students of color and 50% in poverty. She stepped down in June to pursue other educational leadership opportunities to continue helping students and families.

Deb is a passionate advocate for women leaders, mentoring peers across the state and inspiring them to reach new heights. She currently is Co-Chair of the UW-Madison Task Force to Advance Teachers and Leaders in the Pipeline.