Board of Education Members
Sheryl Quinn - President
I was born and raised in Keene and graduated from Keene Central School.
I attended college at SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Plattsburgh and after I graduated I moved back to Keene. Currently, I work at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook. I have two daughters, Caitlin and Megan, who attend Keene Central School.
I am excited to serve on the Board of Education and being involved in my daughters' education. I look forward to helping to continue moving KCS forward to ensure that it remains a strong foundation for the youth of our community.
Jennifer Kazmeirczak - Vice President
Jen Kazmierczak has lived in the Adirondacks since 2009. She grew up in Clifton Park, NY and attended Shendehowa Central School. Her son Jonah graduated from KCS in 2018 and now attends UVM. Her daughter Anya is an 8th grader at KCS. Jen attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Clarkson University. She worked for 7 years as an environmental engineer and for 15 years in environmental and safety compliance for manufacturing, research and educational facilities. Jen is currently the Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator at Middlebury College.
“I believe KCS is an exceptional, vibrant school because of the dedicated faculty and staff, involved parents, and incredibly supportive community. When our family moved to the Adirondacks ten years ago, we specifically chose KCS for our children, and our experiences here have exceeded my expectations. I wish to serve on the KCS Board of Education to give back to the school and to our community. I support public education and commit to working collaboratively to ensure our students thrive and our school is sustainable.”
I was born and raised in New York, and have lived in Keene Valley for many years. I am married and have a daughter who attends Keene Central School. Our school district is at the heart of our community. I firmly believe in the democratic mission of public education and will strive to find collaborative solutions to build on the successes of our school and increase opportunity for our students.
Throughout my professional career I have successfully worked with a diverse range of people with many perspectives. I have sought to find common ground and work together to act on solutions. I believe my combination of professional experience and personal connection with KCS as both student and parent of a new student would be an asset to the Board.
I am committed to listening, to representing thoughtful and respectful leadership, and to leveraging existing partnerships and developing new ones to benefit our students, teachers, and community.
Molly has been a resident of Keene since 2006. She grew up in Concord, MA and was a summer resident in Keene throughout her life. She lives with her husband and children Soren (7th grade) and Elsa (4th grade). Molly received a BA from Colorado College and a Masters in Social Work from SUNY Albany. She is a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker at Essex County Mental Health Services (ECMHS) where she has worked for 15 years. Prior to ECMHS, Molly worked at North Country School in Lake Placid and Families First in Elizabethtown.
"As a community member, parent of children in the school, and a social worker, I deeply value the academic and social/emotional growth of our students. In my experience, KCS does an outstanding job in giving students a foundation for a successful life. I want to support the school in their continued evolution to address student and community needs. I believe strongly in healthy communication and collaboration within the school and in community partnerships."
Lauren is interested in being a part of the Board of Education for several reasons. She has lived in Keene for over 20 years and has chosen to stay here and raise her family here. From the first year she lived here, it was very clear to her that there is a strong sense of community involvement in all institutions and programs available to our community. This has always resonated with her and she has volunteered for many programs and been on several boards. Lauren really enjoys community service and the connections she has made as a result. As her boys are now entering 6th and 7th grades the school is a major focus in their lives. Lauren has been interested in volunteering for the school board for years but did not feel she had the time until now. Lauren believes Keene Central School has a lot to offer our students and also has a lot of potential on the horizon. She would like to be a part of this future. The education, support and success of our local kids is really important to her and she would like to be a part of this process even though she is not an educator herself.
“Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.”