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storyteller , writer

Rita Lee Kerr, American writer, storyteller. Certified teacher elementary education, Texas. Active Daughters of the American Revolution (historian), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Daughters of War of 1812, Daughters of Republic of Texas, San Antonio Genealogical History Society; Member Texas Library. Association.

Background

Kerr, Rita Lee was born on October 29, 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Walter H. Roberts and Maya M. (Smith) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Trinity University, 1954.

Career

Teacher, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1954-1982;writer history books for children, since 1982;storyteller elementary schools, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher elementary education, Texas.

Works

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and to enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.

Membership

Active Daughters of the American Revolution (historian), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Daughters of War of 1812, Daughters of Republic of Texas, San Antonio Genealogical History Society. Member Texas Library. Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, doll making, sewing, drawing, traveling.

Connections

Married Larry L. Kerr, April 10, 1943. Children: Kayita L. Kerr Stephens, Donald L. Kerr.

father:
Walter H. Roberts Wilson

mother:
Maya M. (Smith) Wilson

spouse:
Larry L. Kerr

children:
Kayita L. Kerr Stephens Kerr

Donald L. Kerr