Kerrigan (Kerri) Dougherty, M. Ed

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Kerrigan (Kerri) Dougherty, M. Ed


Special Education Teacher The Melmark School, Berwyn, PA

Kerrigan Dougherty says: "I consider myself to be a very fortunate individual, because I have the privilege of sharing the majority of my days with the most unique students I have ever encountered. As a special educator it is my job to teach these children the skills and tools that will enhance the quality of their lives. However the truth is they have touched my life and taught me more about life than I could ever have imagined teaching them. Working with these exceptional students has taught me patience, humility and perseverance. It has shown me kindness, appreciation, and love. It is my belief that all children have the ability to learn and when we educators open up our minds and hearts, all children have the gift to teach us valuable lessons as well."

"Kerri has been at The Melmark School since December 2006. She is an incredible teacher who is always friendly, helpful and the biggest advocate for her students. She has worked to provide many students with a way to communicate, that they never had before. …

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