Kerry Caverly is the Chief Program Officer for the Parents as Teachers National Center. Kerry has been part of the Parents as Teachers National Center team for the past 25 years and now oversees the coordination, integration and delivery of all programs, contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between Parents as Teachers National Center program areas.
Kerry’s current responsibilities include oversight of the expansion and model replication and training, curriculum and program development departments of Parents as Teachers. In this role, she is responsible for building and promoting relationships that expand the reach and scope of Parents as Teachers around the world, maintaining/increasing the number of Parents as Teachers affiliates, implementing a robust, comprehensive program support system that encompasses national, regional tribal and state specialists to assist affiliates in high-quality model fidelity implementation. She also serves as the Parents as Teachers model representative for MIECHV (Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting). Kerry represents Parents as Teachers at a variety of conferences and speaking engagements nationally. During her time with the national office, Kerry was a national trainer and the primary writer on several Parents as Teachers curriculum including Young Dads, Young Moms: A Curriculum for Peer Facilitated Groups, Supporting Infant/Toddler Care Providers, Focus on Fathers, Parenting Apart, and Supporting Care Providers Through Personal Visits.
Parents as Teachers has always been a part of Kerry’s professional and personal life. Prior to joining the national office, Kerry was a certified Parents as Teachers parent educator for a local St Louis area school district and community college child development center. She and her husband also participated in a local Parents as Teachers program with their two, now grown, sons.