Dr. Steven Kellner
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year in West County!
This is an exciting time as we welcome our students, teachers and staff back to Analy, El Molino, Laguna and for the first time the West County Charter Middle School! After 108 years educating high school students we are thrilled to welcome our first group of 7th and 8th graders.
This year we are proud to announce the launch of our first-in-the-county Work Based Learning Partnership with the Santa Rosa Junior College. This course will allow Analy and El Molino students to earn both high school and college credit as they learn as interns in one of our “West County Speciality” areas of Wine Business, Travel & Tourism, Green Business or Non-profit/Public Service. It is critical for our students to learn both on and off campus as they prepare for the next step in their journey!
This year we will begin construction on the final project from the 2010 Measure I Bond passed by the voters of West County: the El Molino Performing Arts Center. Construction documents are waiting on approval from the state with groundbreaking planned for the spring. Over the past six years the district has used Measure I funding to complete energy saving solar installations, new fields and stadiums at Analy and El Molino as well as the band room at Analy.
Finally, please join us on social media! Our schools are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sharing the great learning opportunities that take place across the district every day. Use the hashtag #westcountypride to keep track of all the accomplishments of our students!
Steven Kellner, Ed.D.
Dr. Kellner is a twenty-three year veteran in public education. He has led the West Sonoma County Union High School District since 2015. During his tenure the district has completed three capital projects, opened the West County Charter Middle School and created the first-in-the-county Work Based Learning Partnership with the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Dr. Kellner has continued to learn and grow professionally. He was selected to present to California superintendents to present at the 2016 SUPER CUE Symposium as part of the Future Ready Schools Project. Additionally Dr. Kellner was one of two California superintendents selected to serve on the AASA’s Redefining Ready Cohort to provide leadership in the area of student assessment nationwide.
He began his career teaching Social Studies and English for 12 years at Community High School in West Chicago, Illinois. In 2006 Kellner was selected as the Division Head for Social Science/Foreign Language/English Language Learning at Wheeling High School in Wheeling, Illinois. In 2007 Kellner was selected as the Associate Principal at Wheeling High School where he was responsible for scope, sequence and delivery of core curriculum. Kellner implemented a school-wide interdisciplinary “STEM for ALL” initiative.
In 2011, Dr. Kellner was promoted to the district office as the Director of Professional Learning & Instructional Technology with Township High School District 214. In his position as Director, Kellner created and implemented training and frameworks for evaluation of licensed and administrative employees, created and led an Internal University Program that provided transcript graduated credit for staff, facilitated a nationally recognized teacher mentor program for seven high school campuses, and created and implemented a 1:1 iPad program for 12,500 students, 900 teachers and 100 administrators. In addition, Kellner was an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern Illinois University where he created and taught masters-level courses to aspiring principals.
Dr. Kellner received his B.A. from Miami University in History and Speech Communication, teaching credential from Indiana University, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Chicago successfully defending his dissertation entitled Superintendent Leadership and Student Achievement in Suburban High Schools: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Analysis.
Dr. Kellner lives in the district with his wife Laurie, a medical director in the healthcare industry and son Sam an energetic elementary school student.
Kellner invites students, parents and community members with questions or ideas about school programs to contact him by email at email@example.com or through the WSCUHSD office at 707-824-6412.