Degrees and Certifications:
BA Secondary Education- history, ELA M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction ESL ESL Endorsement Reading Endorsement
Mrs. Beverly A. Kerr
Beverly Kerr is a fifth generation Arizona native, growing up in the north east part of the valley, attending Aire Libre, Greenway and Vista Verde Middle Schools, and Paradise Valley and North Canyon High School. She attended and received a BA in Secondary Education, history and an M. Ed. in Curricuum and Instruction in English as a Second Language. Mrs. Kerr spent 18 years in the classroom teaching 7th-12th grade history and English as a Second language at Title I campuses in Arizona, Nevada, and California. After three years as the English Learner teacher at BGHS, and realizing an opportunity to better support English learners and the program at the district level, Mrs. Kerr moved into the CIAS position, and was then promoted to the English Learner Coordinator position after two and a half years as the CIAS.
When not working, Mrs. Kerr is a Girl Scout leader for her two daughters, mentoring young women as they participate in opportunities to expand their experiences and knowledge. She spends time with her son at soccer games, cross country meets and Jui Jitsu tournaments, encouraging his skill and speed. She also enjoys camping, canoeing, paddle boarding, and exploring backroads in Arizona with her husband and children. Her goal is to see every part of Arizona!
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education Spanish Bilingual Endorsement PK-12 Reading Endorsement K-12 Early Childhood Endorsement PK-3
Mrs. Bernadette Richardson
Bernadette Richardson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Bilingual/ESL Endorsement. She began her teaching career in downtown Glendale where she taught Bilingual Kindergarten for 3 years. She then began teaching in the Deer Valley School District at Paseo Hills Elementary, where she taught 1st grade. She also taught 1st and 2nd grade at Bellair Elementary, where she earned her Reading Endorsement and her Early Childhood Endorsement. Bernadette then returned to Paseo Hills, where she taught 3rd grade. She then became a Mentor Teacher and taught second grade. After being in the classroom for 16 years, Bernadette became a Reading Specialist at Paseo Hills and continued to be an Instructional Coach as well. She then accepted a position as a District Literacy Coach where she helped to support literacy for all K-3 teachers and students district-wide in Deer Valley, where she worked for 7 years. Bernadette is now the EL Learner Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialist (CIAS).
In her spare time, Bernadette enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling in her RV and camping with friends and family. She really enjoys going for adventures with her husband in their razor.