Marcia Pomeroy

Ms. Pomeroy has a BS in Organizational Psychology and has had masters studies in Vocal Performance. Her dual career as program developer in human service organizations and professional musician has provided the opportunity for creative participation in solving problems associated with our culture's changing family configuration. since 1999 she has served as the director of the University of Kansas Medical Center's Office of Cultural Enhancement's K-12 initiatives, developing award winning programs in response to KUMC's desire to provide academic and social outreach to the Kansas City, Kansas Community in partnership with the school district and the Kansas City, Kansas Community College. From her location, routed in the community she has established very effective partnerships and relationships as well as very effective programs.

One of Ms. Pomeroy's college preparation programs alone has increased student high school graduation from 70% to 100% graduation. College entrance has increased from 40% to 95% since 2003. The STEM majors from our students are at 60%.

In 2004 and 2005 Ms. Pomeroy directed first Kauffman Scholars, Inc., Summer Program for the Kauffman Foundation. Using our pipeline model, recruited and trained faculty, college interns and volunteers to develop and implement curriculum in science, math, and art and language arts for 60 middle school students each summer. Our OCED pipeline model remains part of the current model used by the organization.

Ms. Pomeroy has won a variety of awards for her work in K-12 education including the Argentine Middle School Wall of Fame, the Kansan Newspaper Local Hero Award, Environmental Excellence Award in Children's Programs, Organic Gardens, Bridging the Gap, Children's Health Programs Award, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Excellence Award in Children's Programs, KCK Public Schools, 2002.