Dr. Berends teaches American Sign Language (ASL)
Kerrie Berends, PhD, has worked in the health and wellness field for over 25 years and has extensive education and experience teaching individuals with disabilities. Kerrie holds a Masters and Doctorate in adapted physical activity and is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator and Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor (PATH), as well. Kerrie uses ASL professionally, and has taught deaf preschoolers in the Head Start program in Texas and traveled twice to the Jamaica Deaf Village for mission work. She is passionate about education, has home educated her three children for 14 years, and has worked in online higher education since 2008. Dr. Berends lives with her husband and children in Michigan.