Kern Education PledgeCreating educational pathways for all students
Education Career PathOpportunities to thrive personally and professionally
The Kern Education Pledge is a community wide effort focusing on educational attainment and success for all Kern County students. From early prekindergarten through higher education, systems must be aligned and resources must be maximized to ensure collective success. Everyone — the public, governmental agencies, private industry, elected officials — can play a role in making education a top priority. The better we do at aligning our work and educating our students to be competitive for the jobs that exist today and tomorrow — the stronger our local economy will be.
Kern Education Pledge Goals
Generate systems change so that our educational pathways prepare all students to succeed in sustainable career trajectories of their choice, including opportunities to thrive personally and professionally in Kern County or beyond.
Kern Education Pledge Governance Council
Behind the Kern Education Pledge
The Kern Education Pledge Governance Council represents the leadership behind the Kern Education Pledge. These education and industry leaders have committed to spearheading this effort and being champions of promoting the power of collective impact on student success in Kern County.
Mary C. BarlowKern County Superintendent of Schools
Thomas J. BurkeKern Community College District
Bakersfield City School District
Bryon SchaeferKern High School District
Kevin SilberbergPanama-Buena Vista Union School District
Lynette ZeleznyCalifornia State University, Bakersfield
Julie BoeschMaple School District
Michael ColemanFairfax School District
Mary WestendorfFruitvale School District
Ramon HendrixGreenfield Union School District
Kern Education Pledge Sign-up
The Kern Education Pledge is a community wide effort to focus on educational achievement for all Kern County students. We welcome your support and encourage you to sign-up to support the Kern Education Pledge today!
Kern Education Pledge Membership
- Kern County Superindent of Schools
- Kern Early Stars
- Charting the Course_2nd edition
- Collective Impact
- Collective Impact in Kern County
- Collective Impact: Theory Versus Reality
- Collective Insights on Collective Impact
- Establishing the Backbone: An Underexplored Facet of Collective Impact Efforts
- Kern Education Pledge Goals
- Improving Student Outcomes Through Collective Impact