Kimberly Luke Scherer's Biography
Director of Noble County & Smith-Green
Born, raised, and living in Noble County, Indiana, I have the great pleasure of serving as the Special Education Director of West Noble Primary, West Noble Elementary, Smith-Green,
Central Noble, and East Noble School Corporations. Prior to becoming a County Director with
NEISEC I worked for East Noble School Corporation as an Applied Skills Teacher grades K-12+ for fourteen years. During that experience I learned the importance of teamwork and collaboration with parents, teachers, and paraprofessionals. I am proud to live in a community that continues to strive for inclusivity and opportunities for individuals with exceptional needs!
I endeavored to become a teacher from the time I entered Kindergarten and played ‘school’ with my siblings. While filling a long term substitute position in 2006, I discovered my passion for
working with individuals with exceptional needs. Facilitating relationships between students with disabilities and general education peers through Learning Partners, Unified Champions, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics has brought me indescribable joy. I have successfully worked
with and advocated for students with disabilities in the educational setting as well as in our community. I am proud to have built strong, trusting relationships with those I serve; I am fortunate that the students and the families I have worked with continue to be part of my life beyond graduation.
In 2005, I graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and licensure in Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies; later I added a Minor Degree of study in Mild Disabilities. In 2010, I completed my Master’s Degree in Exceptional Needs Intense Intervention at the University of Saint Francis. In 2018, I became a Registered Behavior Technician. In 2019, I finished the Director of Exceptional Needs program at Indiana University. I have also been trained in Bloomington as an Autism Team Leader through IRCA. I am a member of both the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.
I am married, have two children, and several dogs. I am blessed to have a close-knit family that is always supportive.