Karen R. Clemons 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. Ms. Clemons currently serves as Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Technology Committee, member of the Human Resources Committee, and member of the Operations Committee.
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 spent four years working as a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Mt. Healthy Schools before moving to St. Bernard Elementary School, where she currently serves as principal. Clemons also volunteers for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. She is a resident of Monfort Heights.