How well do you know the NAC Youth Programs staff? Each week we will be highlighting a different instructor, coordinator, or manager from the youth programs department to help you get to know our team! Want to nominate your favorite youth programs instructor? Fill out the form below!
This week’s #TeamTuesday feature team member is Kerri Dougherty! Kerri is a new gymnastics and KidFit instructor at the NAC. Kerri teaches fun fitness, sports of all sorts, soccer, and hockey. She looks forward to continuing working for the NAC, and being the best instructor she can be.
Get to know Kerri!
- What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part about my job is playing sports with the kids. The kids seem to really enjoy scrimmaging when their instructor jumps in. My hockey class is all boys, I like to remind them that girls are just as great at sports as boys, by showing off my awesome hockey skills.
- If you were a fruit, what would you be and why?
If I were a fruit, I would be a strawberry. I like to think I am sweet and simple, plus they’re at their best in the spring, and that’s my favorite season.
- What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss the magical feeling of Disney World. As a kid the Disney princesses and princes are the real deal, and Cinderella’s castle is obviously where Cinderella lives year round. Today I know that is not the case, but I’ll still take any opportunity to visit Disney World, and take a picture with Mickey and Minnie.
- What is one of the coolest things you’ve ever gotten to do?
This summer my immediate and extended family all took a trip to Turks & Caicos. It was my first time being out of the country, and I swam with a sea-turtle while snorkeling!
- What is your favorite movie and why?
I have two favorite movies. My first is The Dark Knight. This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat and the acting is phenomenal. My second favorite movie is Inside Out. Inside Out is adorable, light-hearted, and a pick me up kind of movie. Ironically, these two movies couldn’t be further from opposites.
- What is your proudest accomplishment?
I’m very proud that I made the Dean’s List my first semester of college. I invested a lot of time into my studies, and never missed a class.
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little I wanted to be a teacher. My younger sister Katherine would play “school” with me for hours. Of course I was the teacher and she was my student – but hey, that’s what little sisters are for.