FPS Announces New Executive Director of Human Resources/Elementary Operations

Dr. Jennifer Robinson succeeding Kevin Eairleywine


Fremont, Neb. – (Nov. 28, 2023) Fremont Public Schools is announcing the retirement of Kevin Eairleywine and the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Robinson as the Executive Director of Human Resources/Elementary Operations. Eairleywine is retiring after forty years of service to Fremont Public Schools.


Eairleywine began his service at Fremont Public Schools in 1984 as a classroom teacher. Throughout his tenure he has served as a teacher, elementary principal, assistant high school principal, assistant middle school principal and special education director. He began as executive director of human resources and elementary operations in 2008.


Mark Shepard, superintendent stated, “We appreciate the work Kevin has accomplished at Fremont Public Schools over the past 40 years – his leadership and commitment to FPS and the community will be missed.”  


Dr. Robinson rose out of a pool of 16 very quality applicants. She is currently the principal at Norfolk Junior High (grades 7-8) and has served in her current role since 2016. Her previous administrative experience includes assistant principal and principal of Norfolk Middle School (grades 5-6) and Norfolk Junior High (grades 8-9). Dr. Robinson’s teaching experience includes classroom teacher, behavioral interventionist and spanish specialist in Lincoln Public Schools.  


She earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Concordia University-Seward and her masters of education, educational specialist and educational doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Robinson has served as the co-facilitator of a masters degree program in curriculum and instruction at Wayne State College. The appointment will be part of the recommended Personnel Report for the December Board of Education meeting. Her duties in Fremont will begin on July 1, 2024. “We are excited – Dr. Robinson will step right in and get to work.  She is a proven leader and is ready for this opportunity,” said Shepard.




The mission statement of the Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.