Keri Hunter serves as EdChoice’s vice president of training and outreach, where she manages the organization’s team of EdChoice Experts, administers a portfolio of grant programs and plans and executes training conferences across the United States for legislators, parents and other educational choice stakeholders.
Keri has specialized in education and public engagement since graduating from Indiana University. Both as an advocate and a mother, working to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their needs is her passion. Previously, Keri ran the largest AmeriCorps program in Indiana, which provided reading tutors in 19 communities serving 2,000 children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
She also served as director of operations for a parent information center in Indianapolis. The organization, which was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, provided critical information to parents about quality school options and the availability of free after-school tutoring services.
When she’s not working to empower families to choose the best school for their children, Keri is passionate about volunteer service in her community. Most notably, she and her husband run a citywide toy drive in Indianapolis that has grown in size each year since 2001.
In 2013, WRTV honored her toy drive efforts with its prestigious Jefferson Award, often called the Nobel Prize of service, which is given to Hoosiers who are committed to public and community service.
Keri and her husband, Ben, are raising their two daughters on the Eastside of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Preston, 4th Grade
“I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.”
– Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything
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Spending time with my family
Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement
After working in 19 school systems in Indiana, I noticed that we needed some improvements. I felt my efforts would best be used working for change from the outside.