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Mary C Kerr

Born: 1942 in Macomb, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kerr was born and raised in Macomb. She graduated from Western Illinois University and taught school in Peru, Peoria, and Washington. After receiving a Masters degree from Bradley University she became a school principal in Canton. Now retired, she splits her time living in Macomb and Washington.

Biography: Mary C. Kerr grew up in the family newspaper business and learned both the printing and writing trades at a young age. Her adult professional life was devoted to K-12 education. After teaching middle school in Peru, she married and moved to Peoria where she taught social studies. After taking time off to be with young sons, she took a position as a reading aide in Washington. This is where she fell in love with teaching reading and went on to get her reading specialist degree and was Title l Director for a number of years. Her last position was as Principal of Westview School in Canton where we were able to raise the lowest test scores in the district to the highest by having the teachers buy into the process and believing they could. After retirement, she became a consultant.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Mary C Kerr on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Mary Lincoln's journey
ISBN: 9780615912974 OCLC: 880182167

C.R. Crabb Pub., Miami Beach, Fla. : 2014, ©2013.

This is a book designed for young adults, documented with primary sources along with the traditional secondary sources, for the young person who is seeking initial information about Mary Lincoln, and for those who are looking for more specific facts regarding a particular time period of her life.

Washington's homefront and the POWs /
ISBN: 0692642331 OCLC: 950397015

Story of the Washingtion, Illinois POW camp during World War II and some of the German prisoners of war that resided in the camp. Also includes what life was like in Washington, Illinois and how the residents related to the prisoners of war.