The original item was published from December 1, 2020 3:24 PM to December 4, 2020 11:54 AM
"As an active partner with The Alive Center, a co-creator for the teen centers ongoing/residual STEM Day event, a co-founder for the SUCCESS family organization -devoted to developing projects, planning events, and creating workshops designed to help students increase standardized test scores, navigate through the college-admissions process, and realize higher education as the natural next step upon graduation.
A lover of Naperville for 16 years, although she and her family are transplants from Chicago’s North Shore. With a background in Occupational Therapy and Health Care Administration, Keri started a virtual consulting business. She recently completed her master’s degree in Bio-Medical & Health Information Management from The University of Illinois.
In addition to running her company, being an active member of her church, along with serving as a Girl Scout volunteer, Keri is intensely devoted to raising her children and volunteers at their Naperville School District schools often. In addition, is a grant co-writer for a 2017 NEF (Naperville Education Foundation) initiative. She is the co-founder of Beebe Elementary’s S.U.C.C.E.S.S Group (School Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students); a family volunteer organization first started at Naperville North High School. Her gratitude toward education, specifically areas of STEM or STEAM motivates her to actively develop projects, workshops, and plan events with the focus of empowering as well as inspiring students to reach their full academic potential.
One of her favorite quotes: “Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without” –Kofi Annan "
Nominated by Jordan King