"It is a special place for special people learning different things. When high school ends we need a place for students with a disability to have a place to learn new things."

Susan T., Student since 2005

Our Team

Kerri Shrestha, Teacher

Kerri Shrestha, Teacher

Kerri began working at Trousdale in 2019. Kerri teaches Science and assists with reading, life skills, and vocational classes. Kerri completed her B.S. in Biology at Lee University in 1997 and also obtained her Tennessee teaching licensure (grades 6-12). Kerri earned a M.Ed. at ONU (Olivet Nazarene University) with a focus on Curriculum Development using project-based learning. Kerri played volleyball at Lee University and was the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Oliver Nazarene University while working toward her Master’s degree.

Kerri began her teaching career in 1998 in Jakarta, Indonesia, as a 2nd grade classroom teacher and high school P.E. teacher. After obtaining her M.Ed., she worked as a Science and P.E. Teacher at Kathmandu International Study Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. After 3 years at the international school, Kerri accepted a teacher training position with Save the Children, Norway, working in rural Nepal to encourage access to quality education for lower elementary students.  Kerri returned to the U.S. with her husband in 2007. Kerri taught science at Walker Valley High School until 2018. She was an assistant volleyball coach for several years, and lead students on adventures as the outdoor club sponsor. 

Kerri is married to Nabin, and they have two children, Everest and Kade. She enjoys spending time with family hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. Kerri enjoys reading about the influence of geography and religion on cultures around the world, and she loves to travel, especially in Asia or where there are big mountains to climb.