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Keri Shields

Keri Shields

Crossings Christian School

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Keri's work combines: Education, Writing, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Academic Counselor

I encourage, guide, and arm high school students with the knowledge to be successful.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

  • Graduate Degree

    Education, General

    Northeastern State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: English Language and Literature, General

Graduate Degree: Education, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    First, I majored in Education because my mom told me that I was born a teacher.

  • 2.

    I did my student teaching in a 10th grade classroom and loved it! I did get accepted to law school.

  • 3.

    Then I decided to get into law school because I thought I wanted to be a lawyer.

  • 4.

    Then I made the decision to not go to law school and get a master's degree in Education.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You were meant to be a lawyer or a CEO or something important!

  • How I responded:

    Once I was living on my own while doing my student teaching, I got away from all of the people discouraging me from being an educator. I realized that my mom was right! I was born to be a teacher. Now, as an Academic Counselor, I am a different kind of teacher. I get to work individually with students and share their highs and lows with them. Getting rid of the noise led me to a career that makes me happy and allows me to be my best me.