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Distinguished Teacher Jeri Kerney

  • Simi Valley Unified School District
  • K-12th: Special Education Assessment Coordinator
  • Special Education

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

The secret to teaching is to BELIEVE: Believe in yourself, believe in the potential of your students and believe that what you are doing makes a difference.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is seeing my former students in their new roles as productive members of society. The fact that I believed in them helped instill a belief in themselves that they could make it through school and out into the real world.

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