Mr. Jeremy Kerns
Mr. Jeremy Kerns grew up on a ranch in Elbert, Colorado, and received his bachelor’s degree in history with an emphasis in Secondary Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He also earned a minor in Physical Education from UNC. Mr. Kerns completed his Masters degree in History at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in May of 2009. Before coming to Byers Mr. Kerns was an assistant basketball coach for the Northern Colorado women’s team for three years.
Mr. Kerns is in his 14th year as a teacher and coach at Byers School District. He currently teaches 7th Grade American History, 8th Grade Civics, JH and HS Leadership, 11th Grade American History and junior High Physical Education. He has also taught a number of other classes over the past several years at Byers including, High School Fitness and Conditioning, High School Spanish, Colorado History, In-Depth Civil War and Reconstruction Class, In-Depth World War II Class, Social Issues through Film, Middle School Spanish and College Weight Lifting. Currently Mr. Kerns is also working as an adjunct professor for Morgan Community College teaching US History and Western Civilization.
Mr. Kerns performs several additional duties for the school as well. He is in his fourth year as the school’s Athletic Director, He is in his fourteenth year as the head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, he is the Head Coach for three different junior high sports teams (football, boys basketball, girls/boys track), and he runs the school’s youth basketball program. Mr. Kerns has also been Junior/Senior class sponsor twice, organized five student trips to Washington D.C., organized and run three student international travel programs, taken part in writing TCAP questions through Pearson for the Colorado State standardized Social Studies Test and has been an active member of the Teaching American History Grant (TAH) through the BOCES.
In 2014 Mr. Kerns was named the American History Teacher of the Year by the Columbine Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution.
In 2015 Mr. Kerns was named as a Boettcher Foundation Teacher winner.
During his leisure time Mr. Kerns enjoys all aspects of athletics (watching, playing, coaching), he likes to camp, fish, hike, golf, read, and travel. His favorite thing in the world to do is to hang out with his family. Mr. Kerns is married to Mrs. Candra Kerns and they have three children: Ashtin-15, Dean-13, and Cossette-10.