Kerri is a STEAM Educator with NIU STEAM. She assists with curricular resources for NIU STEAM’s STEM Read, STEM Outreach and STEAMing It Up, as well as for the Illinois Migrant Education Program and international clients. She helps to provide professional development to educators throughout Illinois, bringing NIU STEAM’s educational philosophies and resources to a growing number of schools and districts offering STEAM education to their students. Kerri holds a B.S. in elementary education from St. Xavier University and a K-9 professional educator license through the state of Illinois. She was previously a third-grade teacher and has substituted in classrooms ranging from pre-k to 12th grade.