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.