American Graduate Champion: Kerri Espinoza

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Kerri Espinoza! Kerri Espinoza is a teacher-turned-guidance and career counselor in Buda, Texas. She organized the largest volunteer organization at Hays High School and guides her students through any emotional or academic problems. “She has devoted a large part of her life to making sure her students receive a quality life,” one of her nomination forms said. “Also, she is always optimistic about each of her students and assures them that they are capable of doing whatever they want to do. She is a great role model for high school students and any one who wants a bright future can benefit from speaking to her.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.