All About Kerri

Hello!

I’m Kerri:)

I am a Boston-based teacher, and I absolutely love reading, writing, and running.

As a kid, my books were some of my best friends. I’m not sure how I would have gotten through middle school without Harry Potter, Anne Shirley, Mia Thermopolis, and Ella of Frell. My love for reading quickly evolved into a (secret) love of writing; I scribbled stories in old notebooks, carried a diary everywhere with me, and even dabbled in some HP fanfiction.

Mom and Me, After the Boston Run to Remember Half Marathon, 2015

By the end of 9th grade, I’d completed my first novel-length story; it’s still unpublished, of course, and long lost on the archaic hard drive of my family’s 1998 Compaq Presario PC. I’d also discovered that despite being a mostly non-athletic child, I could run fairly slowly over fairly long distances. I looped around my neighborhood after dinner every once in a while, and found that my best ideas always found me when I was running.

I became a special education teacher straight out of college, first in New York City and now in the Boston area. I absolutely love working with students, helping them overcome obstacles, and pursue their own passions.

Teaching is an incredibly rewarding career, but it’s also a stressful one! I work hard each and every day to make sure that I maintain a balance; I can’t only work with my students to achieve their goals, and not also work towards my own!

Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon, 2017, where I PR’s with a time of 1:58:07!

Nowadays I still write fiction for fun from time to time, and I still consume books as if they’re some kind of necessary nutrient I need to survive. I’m also still a runner; 11 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and another full on the horizon! Reading, writing, and running have helped me push through so many challenges over the years, and I can’t wait to see where they take me moving forward. In June 2017 I developed a stress fracture in my left tibia, so I’ve been documenting my post-injury training here:)

I’m currently training for the Boston Marathon, which I am running to raise money for Brigham and Women’s Hospital here in Boston, Massachusetts. I was treated and cured of Thyroid Cancer at Brigham and Women’s in 2007, when I was just 18 years old, so I am so excited to be giving back to the hospital that gave so much to me:) If you’re interested in donating, please click on the image below to visit my fundraising page learn more about my story!