Interviewer: What is your name?
Kerri: Kerri Killeen
Interviewer: What is your position at CSA?
Kerri: Resource and Training Specialist
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Kerri: My job is to ensure we have talented freelancers for all of our projects. This includes not only finding talent, but also providing training so individuals can improve their skills and learn new ones.
Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA?
Kerri: I applied for the job online and learned more about the position, CSA, and the team during the interview process. The more I learned about the position, the more excited I was by the opportunity and how well the position aligned with my background, interests, and most importantly, my values.
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Kerri: I love that my job embodies my love of learning—not only do I get to learn about new skills and areas while connecting with freelancers and working on new projects, I also have the opportunity to provide training to others, all while helping to produce high-quality educational materials.
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at CSA?
Kerri: We hire for a broad range of positions, including content writers, editors, and experts in everything from automotive repair to zoology, and there isn’t a certain type of candidate we look for in any position. Previous experience working in educational publishing (or education or publishing for that matter) is not always a requirement, so if a candidate’s skills match, regardless of industry, they are encouraged to apply.
I do my best to encapsulate CSA’s core value “We welcome” through a hiring process rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. I encourage anyone interested in working with us to apply!
Interviewer: What do you wish schools focused on more in terms of education and why?
Kerri: I would like to see more arts education programs—I have a background in theatre and arts education, so I’ve seen first-hand how valuable these programs are. Arts education nurtures creativity and curiosity, while also allowing students to express themselves.
That being said, I also think schools should teach more life skills, especially financial literacy. I believe education that includes practical learning along with encouraging curiosity and expression would benefit students throughout their lives.
Interviewer: What are three interesting facts about you?
Kerri: I am constantly crafting! I cannot watch TV without making something at the same time. I enjoy learning new skills and recently started to knit. I love to read and am currently on track to finish at least one hundred books this year.
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