Bringing a Passion for Education and Children to the School Board

Megan Kerr is a lifetime Long Beach resident and parent with over 12 years of service to Long Beach schools. Before being elected to the Board of Education in 2014, she was a volunteer and PTA member in the Long Beach Unified School District, having worked in classrooms, offices, music programs, sports programs, and green teams in several LBUSD schools. She was a member of Long Beach Council PTA, as well as part of the North Long Beach Initiative and Strategic Plan work groups.

As the newest member of the Board of Education, Megan is thoughtful, attentive and engaged. She is a strong presence in the community and regularly collaborates to improve the lives of the students, families, and communities in Long Beach. She has partnered with Long Beach City Council member Rex Richardson to create the North Long Beach Whole Village Initiative in an effort to support North Long Beach Students in the areas of college readiness, after-school programs, job training and mentoring.

In addition to her work with schools, Megan served for 10 years on the Board of Directors for Alexandria House, a transitional residence that provides safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. She is an Advisory Board member of Housing Works, a Los Angeles non-profit which creates housing options that model sustainable, affordable communities with equal and fair access to housing and human services for people with limited income.

Megan and her husband, Andy, are native-born and lifelong residents of Long Beach. Megan attended Long Beach City College and Cal Poly Pomona, graduating with a degree in Sociology. After marrying in 1995, The Kerrs settled in Bixby Knolls on Megan’s childhood block – and began to raise their family. Their youngest child is currently a student at Long Beach Poly High School.