Kerr High School was formally dedicated on March 12, 1995. The school was named for Carey Jean Kerr, who began her 15-year career in Alief at Chancellor Elementary in 1976. In 1982, she transferred to Alief Middle School, where she was a special populations counselor who worked with at-risk students.
"Her open-door policy inspired a trusting bond special needs kids often find hard to develop...Carey's accomplishments are immeasurable," reads the letter of nomination to the school board.
Ms. Kerr died in 1992 after a severe asthma attack.
(Portrait of Carey Jean Kerr that hangs in the entry at Kerr High School.)
Venker, T. (1993, September 30). New high school named for Kerr. Southwest Sun.