Dr. Paula Kellerer was superintendent of the Nampa School District, the third largest in Idaho, from 2017 to February of this year. As superintendent, she led a staff of 1,600 educators and 15,000 students.
Before joining the Nampa District as superintendent, Dr. Kellerer was the Founding Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa from 2015 to 2017. She also served as Dean of NNU’s College of Education, Social Work and Counseling from 2012 to 2015. As Dean of Education, she developed and implemented NNU’s first Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Kellerer also served as assistant superintendent and chief academic officer of the Nampa School District from 2004 to 2010 and before that was principal of three Nampa elementary schools.
Governor Brad Little appointed Dr. Kellerer to serve on his Our Kids, Idaho’s Future Task Force in 2019 which recommended ways to improve and strengthen Idaho’s K-12 public education system.
Dr. Kellerer received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from NNU and her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. She received her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2006.