2015 board candidate: Kerris Lee

4 Year Term

Contact information from Champaign County Clerk’s webpage:

  • 110 Burwash Ave, Savoy, IL 61874
  • 312-714-7506
  • kerris.lee28@gmail.com

Main ideas

  • Educational aspects with curriculum/pedagogy: entrepreneurship academy, vocational training, and agricultural program
  • Business aspects: prevent unneeded tax burdens on taxpayers i.e. property taxes and develop new business strategies that can help the school district financially
  • Advocacy aspects: education reform for school funding, ensure allocated resources reach kids that need it, more school board (and meetings) more inviting and transparent

Nicole Lafond’s NG interview:


Kerris was appointed to the Board earlier this year (February, 2014) after Scott MacAdam resigned. Kerris has been pushing enterpenuership and computational thinking a bit, playing a key role in the partnership with the University of Illinois Office of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE), helping to form a group called CTRL-Shift. Kerris has a passion for “financial reform, pedagogy,  transparency,  equity, and policy innovation for our kids education”, and has talked a bit about bringing a more project-based mindset to the curriculum. Of his own initiative, he aslo holds unofficial “office hours” so members of the community can meet with him in a non-threatening environment (usually at Cafe Kopi).




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