Kerri White

Technical Assistance Coordinator, South Central Comprehensive Center, The University of Oklahoma
Nominee:  Mark Templeton

Kerri White is a technical assistance coordinator for the South Central Comprehensive Center at the University of Oklahoma. She provides policy development and implementation support to state education agencies, focusing on federal priorities, education reform, and systems improvement. Kerri began her career as a middle school and high school mathematics teacher and then served the Oklahoma State Department of Education for almost 10 years, first as mathematics director and executive director of high school reform, before transitioning into a cabinet-level position as assistant state superintendent of educator effectiveness. She graduated summa cum laude (B.S. in mathematics education) from Oklahoma Baptist University and earned graduate degrees (M.A. in educational leadership and Ed.D. in school administration) from Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma State University, where she researched the role of school culture in school improvement planning and implementation.

Kerri equips educators to prepare all students for college, career, and community engagement through their own continuous professional learning. Because education has the potential to be the great equalizer, Kerri is passionate that all students deserve access to high quality educators in well-functioning school systems. To realize this vision, she assists educators and policymakers with developing and implementing policies and practices from an equity mindset.

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