Dr. Wendy Kerr Master of Education Instructor


Ph.D., M.A., Azusa Pacific University
B.A., George Mason University


Dr. Kerr has nearly 30 years of experience in education, currently working as an adjunct professor for Northwestern and is an independent contractor, private teacher, and leadership coach. Formally, she trained, coached, and supported site principals, assistant principals, and district office leaders in many areas of certification, evaluation, and improvement. She wrote and delivered COVID recovery curriculum for the region and is designing a T-TTES calibration training for the state of Texas as we speak. Before that, she held the position of Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Vista Unified School District in Vista, California. She served for five years as a school principal in the Fallbrook Union School District in Fallbrook, California, where she guided a systematic reform of the district's lowest-performing elementary school by providing a school-wide, systematic intervention and enrichment model. Another six years were spent as the co-director and administrator of the Riverside County Office of Education, where she co-created, wrote and implemented the first Teacher Leader Certification Academy for the state of California. Dr. Kerr began her career in education as a grade school teacher in Temecula Valley Unified School District in California. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from George Mason University and earned a master's degree and doctorate in educational leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

Crayola Creatively Leadership Art Grant national recipient and published in Principal magazine for the NAESP (2017-18)

MIND Research Institute Interview (2018): http://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/math-personalized-learning-culture

California Principal of the Year, Lifetouch Memory Mission. Dominican Republic mission volunteer (2017)

Capturing the Spark, by David Cohen. Chapter 10 referenced Kerr's research and school site. (2016)