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
Ms. Kim Anderson
Kim Anderson has been an educator for 14 years. Collegiate soccer brought her to South Dakota, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern State University. She then returned to her hometown of Phoenix and began her teaching career in DVUSD. After seven years as a second-grade teacher, Kim decided to fulfill her dream of teaching abroad. She moved to Shenzhen, China, and spent the next two years teaching Kindergarten at a private international school. She learned so much about East Asian and Southeast Asian culture, teaching EL students and adapting to a foreign environment. She now knows what it feels like to live in a place where she did not know the language and had to connect and communicate without words. She also knows the joy one feels when they overcome this challenge and thrive. Kim applied this knowledge to her next four years as an EL Specialist and currently as the EL Learner CIAS. She has a passion for guiding children in gaining confidence and empowering them with academic and interpersonal tools to be most successful in school. She and her team are dedicated to developing quality curriculum, instruction and assessment for the EL department.
Kim is committed to supporting families as they navigate the unique challenges that come with learning multiple languages. If you should need support throughout your child’s academic journey, please do not hesitate to ask questions, give feedback, and contact her with anything for which she might be able to help. The EL Department is dedicated to serving their EL families.