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June 27th, 2017- Regular Meeting with Board of Education 7P.M. @ District Service Center, Board Room 645 Wool Creek Drive San Jose, CA
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Superintendent’s Executive Cabinet

Paula Boling, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Paula Boling is the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Franklin-McKinley School District. She assumed her role as Assistant Superintendent July 1, 2015. Paula has worked in public education for 33 years. Prior to joining the Franklin-McKinley School District team, she served as a 5th Grade Teacher in West Contra Costa School District. She was also the Director of El Sobrante Pre-School in the Bay Area.

Paula Boling began her career in education as a Teacher, Project Specialist, and Principal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Liberal Studies from Cal State University, East Bay. Paula has served as an ACSA Region 8 Officer and Reading Recovery Support Teacher.

Paula enjoys being physically active on the weekends and participating in family activities.Paula Boling believes it is critical that students enter the global workforce with the necessary skills and preparation needed to be successful. Through the integration of technology, real-world applications, and rigorous instruction, students will truly be prepared in Franklin-McKinley School District.

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Paula Boling, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources



Dr. Stella M. Kemp, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

Dr. Stella M. Kemp brings over 20 years of experience as a teacher, site administrator, regional, and district office administrator to Franklin-McKinley School District. Prior to her work in FMSD, Dr. Kemp served nearly 15 years as an administrator in both Texas and California. Her experience includes work as a regional consultant specializing in leadership development; as a district office administrator focusing on Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) education; coaching site administrators for school transformation; and, designing and implementation of leadership training. After completing her undergraduate degree, Stella taught middle school science in the Austin Independent School District, before moving to Germany to work with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools where she taught Life Science, AP Biology, German and United States History. In 1993, Dr. Kemp returned to Texas where she continued teaching high school Chemistry and Geology, while assisting in the family business – a Cessna flight school. In 2003, Stella and her family relocated to California, where she served as a middle school principal in the Los Angeles area. During this period, through her leadership, Stella gained recognition for transforming schools.

As a child, Stella moved around quite a bit. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. After moving to the USA (Georgia) when she was five, her family moved around the southern states to finally settle in Texas. Dr. Kemp attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science. Her Master's of Education was completed at Texas Woman’s University and a Doctor of Education from the University of North Texas, both located in Denton, Texas. Dr. Kemp has also served as an adjunct instructor for Chapman University. As an instructional leader, Dr. Kemp has been successful in implementing programs to support middle school transformation, designing a variety of professional development programs, establishing a STEM partnership with businesses including the annual Math and Science Day at the Fontana Motor Speedway in Fontana, California, and most recently developing a college and career preparation matrix for supporting students on the pathway to college and careers.

Since arriving in Franklin-McKinley School District, Stella’s work has focused on a systems approach to the District’s Educational Services Division. Through this approach, the Educational Services Division has implemented and clarified expectations for instruction, learning outcomes, and monitoring student performance all within a “return on investment” model to insure District resources are utilized in a results-oriented environment. Under her leadership, accomplishments include implementation of the Common Core State Standards and accompanying assessment system, including the design and implementation of the District’s Instructional Framework, piloting blended learning and new state of the art curriculum for 21st Century teaching and learning, implementation of programs targeting long-term English learners resulting in the highest gains in student reclassification, design and implementation of a District instructional leadership development model which includes curriculum support specialists, instructional leadership teams, and a new administrator induction program. As a community member, Dr. Kemp serves as Director on the Walden West Foundation and the First Tee of Silicon Valley.

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Dr. Stella Kemp, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services



Megan Lamken, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Megan Lamken is the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services at Franklin-McKinley School District. She assumed her role as Assistant Superintendent in July 2014. Megan has worked in public education for 25 years. Prior to joining the Franklin-McKinley School District team, she served as Assistant Superintendent of Business for Ravenswood City School District and as Business Consultant for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Prior to beginning her career in education, Megan worked 10 years in the field of investment banking for the treasury department at Imperial Corporation of America, San Diego.

Megan began her career in education as a Director of Fiscal Services at Morongo Unified School District in southern California in 1991. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Systems Management from National University San Diego and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University San Bernardino. Megan also holds a FCMAT CBO Certification.

Megan enjoys traveling with her husband in her off time and visiting new and different locations, countries and cultures. Her hobbies include making pottery and jewelry.

Megan Lamken believes it is important for schools to provide a learning environment for students that will enhance the technology rich instructional model that replicates the work world today. The school, classroom environment, tools, and instruction all work together to provide the whole educational experience critical to the future success of Franklin-McKinley students.

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Megan Lamken, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services