Portrait of Common Ground Board Member Kerry LordA funny thing happened on my way to becoming a writer….

Over the last 25 years, Kerry Lord has enjoyed an exciting career as a public educator. As an elementary teacher in San Francisco, Kerry worked with the Exploratorium Science Museum and the San Francisco Modern Art Museum to incorporate art and science inquiry into the school curriculum. During her 10 years in the Bay Area, Kerry taught middle school and began her Administrative career as an Assistant Principal at the Middle level. As a school leader in Denver, Kerry served as a principal at the elementary level for 10 years, and then became the Executive Director at a K-12 Expeditionary Learning public school of choice. She has been a presenter at the Expeditionary Learning National Conference, was appointed to the Governor’s Council recommending Graduation Guidelines, and held a contract with the Colorado Department of Education to review School Improvement Plans for Alternative High Schools.

Upon her initial move to New Haven, in addition to her work as an independent educational consultant, she worked with DYS programs in Massachusetts on developing Restorative Practices as a Program Consultant for Engaging Schools, a national non-profit dedicated to equity and rigor in urban education.

Currently she works part-time at The CT Center for School Change as a Program Coordinator, a non-profit dedicated to creating system success for schools across Connecticut; and as a leadership coach for the Residency Program for School Leadership.

Kerry resides in New Haven with her son Julian, who attends Worthington Hooker School, and her husband Lucas who is currently a PhD candidate at Yale.