Sarah D. Jerome
Superintendent School District of Kettle Moraine, Wales, Wisconsin 1991-2006, Arlington Heights School District 25, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Nominee: Frances Rauscher
Sarah Jerome, Ed.D., is superintendent in the Arlington Heights School District 25. She served as superintendent in the School District of Kettle Moraine for the past 15 years. Dr. Jerome has recently been elected as president-elect of The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and is the second woman elected to serve as president in the organization’s 141-year history. Dr. Jerome was named Wisconsin Superintendent of The Year 2005 and one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of The Year. She has championed international education and was named by Friends of Global Education as Global Education Administrator of the Year in 2004. She has served as president of the Wisconsin School Music Association for two terms and was named YWCA Woman of Distinction in 1998. Dr. Jerome led the Kettle Moraine District to collaboration with several researchers interested in cognitive development and to all six district schools named as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education – the only school district in Wisconsin to receive this distinction. Dr. Jerome earned degrees at Greensboro College with BA in History and Duke University with MAT and Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She completed study at Marquette University. She has been a professional educator for 38 years serving in North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, and Illinois.