Keri’s passion for literacy has extended throughout her 18 years of experience as an educator. She is dedicated to learning all she can about the science of reading and educating others so that all children may be literate and; therefore, have the opportunity to succeed in this world.
Prior to joining the SBSL team, Keri was the K-12 Reading Supervisor at Pleasant Valley School District in Brodheadsville, PA. Also, during her tenure at Pleasant Valley, Keri served as a Reading Specialist and Assistant to the Principal. Early in her career, Keri was a fourth grade and third grade classroom teacher. These experiences, coupled with her time as a Prescription Writer for Sylvan Learning Center, has helped her to assess the needs of students and instructional effectiveness in order to help schools create a plan to promote student achievement.
Keri believes we should all be lifelong learners. As such, she has earned a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, MS in Reading, completed a K-12 Principal Certification program, and is well into a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership through Wilkes University. While at SBSL, Keri works directly with classroom teachers, specialists, and principals to help all students become successful readers. Keri is so passionate about this work because she believes we, as educators, can change the course of children’s lives and “If you teach a child to read, you give him or her a life.”
Keri has three wonderful children that keep her busy when she is not working. Family time is Keri’s favorite time. As a result, she and her husband take their children and niece camping as often as possible. Whether we play games, enjoy a meal together, go for a walk, ride bikes, hike, explore new places, or sit around the fire, making family memories always brings joy to Keri. Keri also enjoys music. Therefore, she tries to attend as many concerts and musicals as she can especially with her mom, dad, sister, husband, and kids who also share a love for music.