As a homegrown Atlantan, Kerrie was first introduced to FSA when her brother was a student here. She began her professional career working with nonprofits in Boston and Atlanta that focused on community education. She later developed an interest in how learning happens, and became an assistant teacher at The Howard School while attending graduate school. After working in various roles at THS, including as a Lead Teacher, she joined FSA as the Middle School Learning Specialist. As a learning specialist, her job involves creating support plans and communicating with outside service providers, teachers, tutors and families. She encourages everyone to be open to a continuous process of learning and change. Kerrie firmly believes that if she herself is not also learning, then she is not doing her job correctly. As part of her practice of seeking ongoing learning opportunities, Kerrie is a trained SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) facilitator and an avid Spanish language student, traveler, and reader.