Jennifer Kline was elected to the school board in May of 2019. She has been married to her husband, Paul, for 27 years and they have six children. Three of their kids are out of public schools, one is getting ready to graduate from Lovejoy High School, another one is also a high schooler and the youngest is starting at Willow Springs Middle School. Her oldest son is a teacher in the Austin area. After raising six children among multiple school districts, Jennifer has been involved in education for more than 20 years.
Jennifer began her involvement in public schools as the Assistant Editor for Ann Arbor Public Schools communications in 1992. In that role she was responsible for the District quarterly newsmagazine with a circulation of over 20,000 households. From those beginnings, Jennifer has since held volunteer and leadership roles in six school districts in three different states. Raising six kids has given her ample opportunities to be involved in a variety of areas and capacities. She is a former Board member of the Lake Travis Education Foundation, where she sat on the Gala Fundraising and Scholarship committees. During that time, the Foundation raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for LT schools, students and teachers and set fundraising records for the district. She has held multiple positions in PTO, including Vice President of Membership and Fundraising at Bee Cave Elementary. Other volunteer positions include Communications Coordinator for the Lovejoy Football Gridiron Club and Hot Shots Coordinator for the Lake Travis Youth Association. Jennifer has also assisted in coaching many youth sports teams throughout the years, and has volunteered extensively raising money for booster clubs and other extra-curricular activities.
Like many residents, Jennifer chose to live in Lucas in large part due to the excellence of Lovejoy schools. “Even the best school districts have to always be challenged and seek improvement. Having been involved in a variety of roles in a variety of school districts, I want to bring those unique experiences to help grow our excellent district. With my background in communications I’d like to grow deeper community involvement in the direction of the district. My family has been blessed with our experiences here and I hope I can give back as well.”
Jennifer is a graduate of The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, one of the nation’s top journalism schools. After graduation she was a reporter for The Arizona Republic newspaper in Phoenix before moving into public relations for Best Western Hotels International.