Staff Bios

Cameron Kerr

Teacher / English / Language Arts

Boarding School Teacher / English / Language Arts / Cameron Kerr

Cameron Kerr
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Cameron joined the Cherokee Creek team in 2014 supporting students with afternoon, weekend and sports activities. He transitioned to the Academic department where he has served as Registrar, Substitute Teacher, Tutor and Academic Coordinator. This position allowed Cameron to create and execute special learning events for our students, including our Festival of Nations, Boxcar Derby Competition, and other experiential field trips. Cameron then entered the classroom full-time as our English Language Arts Teacher.

Cameron is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College, has Orton-Gillinham training and is participating in the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) program.

Cameron believes that every student can find joy in reading! He feels that even the most reluctant readers just haven’t yet picked up the right book! He reflects: “When I was in middle school, I was a difficult student to reach with reading! It wasn’t until I found Eoin Colfer and his Artemis Fowl series that I found out that reading is fun!” Using his training in the Orton-Gillingham method, Cameron assists struggling readers through multi-sensory instruction. This is particularly helpful for our students who may have dyslexia, dysgraphia and visual / auditory processing disorders.

Cameron knows that students have more success and confidence when they have the right academic support with a creative and engaging curriculum and classroom. Using tools such as graphic organizers, Cameron helps students organize their thoughts and create quality writing pieces. His years of supporting our students outside of the classroom provides Cameron with an understanding and skill set to support the whole student in our integrated program.

While working with each student’s individual needs, Cameron ensures that state and national standards are met for each grade level. He prides himself on creating a safe and positive classroom environment and is known for always finding ways to incorporate ‘fun’ into his work.

Let me share a middle school story…

“Middle school was an interesting time for me … as it probably was for everyone. Most people tend to recall their time in their early teens with embarrassment, and I am one of those people. A few friends of mine, for no other reason than being boys of that age, began to fight with sticks. This was a play fight, but we worked at getting good at blocking strikes and avoiding blows. This went from an only occasional occurrence to entire weekends spent planning out and executing large battles with our now meticulously crafted wooden sabers, two-handed long swords and dirks. The marks and scars on my knuckles will always remind me of this time. I would much rather claim I got them from working construction but I think now I can say that I was a typical kid with a sense of adventure and imagination during a time when boys are testing their manhood.”


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