Board of Education Members
Jennifer Kazmierczak: 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 a 12th 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.”
Emily Reynolds Bergh: Vice President
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 (11th grade) and Elsa (8th 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 8th and 9th 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.
Eugene has been a resident of Keene since 2021. He has been visiting the Adirondacks since 2005 after he met his wife Devon McCabe who graduated from Keene Central School in 2001. He now lives in Keene with his daughter Amelia (3rd grade) and son Dax (pre-schooler at Janette Isham's). He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Eugene went onto study at SUNY BInghamton's School of Management where he received a BS in Management with concentrations in Finance and Information System. He worked for almost 10 years in audit and business consulting roles at public accounting firms and corporate companies including KPMG, Franklin Templeton, and National Grid. He later attended Pace University where he received a Masters of Science as an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He is currently a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
"After growing up in the large city school sytem, I see the value in small intimate public school education. Students have the chance to be seen as more than just a number. The students have more opportunities at KCS because of the personal attention they receive from the teaching staff, coaches, and the extracurricular activities they are allowed to participate in. I feel given my back ground in accounting and health care I have lot of experience to bring to the table. My interest in serving on the school board centers around supporting the growth and strong educational tradition KCS is known for."