Kerry Cooley-Stroum

Kerry Cooley-Stroum

Kerry Cooley-Stroum:Co-founder Kerry Cooley-Stroum spent 20 years as a music industry PR exec and learned of the impact education inequities had on many of her brilliant artists. She turned her attention to tutoring, education organizing and advocacy and political campaigning. Through a shared and determined vision for connecting the grassroots to the grasstops to support education justice, Dawn Bennett and Kerry launched McERA.  She’s co-founder of the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition and serves on boards of the African American Leadership Forum, Garfield PTSA, Seattle Teacher Residency Program and Schools First.