Megan Kerr is a lifetime Long Beach resident and parent with over 20 years of service to Long Beach schools. Before being elected to the Board of Education in 2014, she was an engaged parent and advocate in the Long Beach Unified School District, with experience in classrooms, music programs,and sports programs in several LBUSD schools. She is in her seventh year representing the greater North Long Beach community.
Megan has served as president and is currently serving her second term as vice-president of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education. She is an engaged and strong presence in the community, regularly collaborating to improve the lives of the students, families, and communities in Long Beach. She has championed several initiatives and innovative programs including the district's first ever Community Workforce Agreement in partnership with the Building Trades, which includes a first of its kind workforce coordinator, to connect graduating students to skilled trades that provide good union jobs. She worked with Long Beach Marine Safety to open access to programs to North and West Long Beach students by providing scholarships and transportation. These programs can lead to jobs in public safety here in our community.
She has supported innovative early childhood education programs, including Educare of Los Angeles in Long Beach, at which all children receive high quality care and education from the moment they are born to the day they enter kindergarten. She is a strong advocate for our LGBTQ+ youth and students experiencing homelessness, working with staff and community partners to support their unique needs. She serves on the board for the California Conference for Equality and Justice, a human relations organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism through education, conflict resolution and advocacy. Megan also serves Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site as a board member.
Megan is in her second term on the board and continues to advocate for and support students and families throughout the school district. Megan lives in Bixby Knolls with Andy, her husband of 26 years and their three young adult children.