Karen R. Clemons-Lewis was appointed as a Trustee of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library at the Nov. 1, 2017 Hamilton County Commissioners' meeting. She will serve a seven-year term ending Sept. 30, 2024. Clemons-Lewis currently serves as Chair of the Operations Committee and is a member of the Human Resources and Development Committees. Ms. Clemons-Lewis served as President of the Board in 2022.
A graduate of Roger Bacon High School, Clemons received a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education, and Teaching from Lane College and earned two Master of Education degrees from Antioch University McGregor. Clemons-Lewis spent four years working as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher at Mt. Healthy Schools before moving to St. Bernard Elementary School, where she served as principal until stepping into the role as the K-6 ELA Curriculum Manager at Cincinnati Public Schools. Most recently, she is serving as the principal for the Lockland School District. Clemons-Lewis also volunteers for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. She is a resident of Monfort Heights.