• Kern Education Pledge

    Creating educational pathways for all students
    first
  • Education Career Path

    Opportunities to thrive personally and professionally
    first

About

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.

Current Data

Kern County

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. Barlow

Mary C. Barlow

Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Thomas J. Burke

Thomas J. Burke

Kern Community College District
Kern Community College District
Doc Ervin

Doc
Ervin

Bakersfield City School District
BCSD
Bryon Schaefer

Bryon Schaefer

Kern High School District
Kern High School District
Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
PBVD
Lynette Zelezny

Lynette Zelezny

California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Bakersfield
Julie Boesch

Julie Boesch

Maple School District
Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Fairfax School District
Fairfax School District
Mary  Westendorf

Mary Westendorf

Fruitvale School District
Fruitvale School District

Ramon Hendrix

Greenfield Union School District
Greenfield 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

Meetings & Agendas

Meeting Agendas Meeting Minutes

Kern Education Pledge