Kerease was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She recently finished her third year of teaching!
This summer she will be collaborating with team members at The Fund to launch a new series of Professional Learning Communities that aim to create a space that will allow some of the city’s highest performing principals to share their best practices and increase retention across the city.
Kerease graduated from Morgan Park High and Northwestern University, where she received her degree in both Social Policy and African American Studies. She has served in a number of leadership positions from Chapter President of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., to President of Minorities in the Pursuit of Law.
Upon graduation, Kerease joined Teach For America (TFA) and taught fourth grade in Detroit. She has worked in a series of fields that range from an operations consultant at a microfinance organization in Mayuge, Uganda to Education and Opportunity Intern for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
Kerease was introduced to The Fund as TFA’s partner program: Leadership for Educational Equity. She hopes to continue her career in the field of education policy and is extremely excited to learn and work alongside the amazing team at The Fund.