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9-R Board of Education Votes - Dr. Karen Cheser Selected as Next Superintendent

The Board then went into executive session to discuss the details of the contract. Please read more about Dr. Karen Cheser below:
Karen Cheser, Ed.D., is Superintendent of nationally-recognized Fort Thomas IndependentKaren Cheser Schools (KY) and was formerly Deputy Superintendent of Boone County Schools (third-largest district in KY), both in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Prior to working in education as a teacher, coach, literacy and math specialist, principal, KY Distinguished Educator and district administrator, Karen worked for Procter & Gamble Inc. in sales management. Karen has been instrumental in bringing innovation, student agency, and a focus on future workforce to Northern KY through such projects as the NKY MakerSpace, Ignite Institute, [email protected] Grand, LEGO League Robotics and the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. Karen has served as national Vice-Chair of EdLeader21, is a member of the CoSN National Superintendents’ Panel, and is the Vice-Chair for Leadership for the NKY Chamber of Commerce. She has earned several awards such as the Toyota/ Storer Business Collaboration Award, AASA National Woman Administrator of the Year Award finalist, Outstanding Woman of NKY and KY District Administrator of the Year. Karen earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Business Informatics from Northern KY University and has presented at numerous conferences, on topics such as designing innovation, equity and inclusion, strategic planning, process improvement, student empowerment, dispositional hiring and leading higher academic standards. Karen is mom to two sons in college (Will and Wyatt), wife to Scott (an artist/ entrepreneur), loves to travel, and coaches robotics in her spare time.
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