Meet Keri LaVoie, Education Specialist

B.A. Elementary Education and M.A. Educational Administration

Endorsements: Language Arts & Social Science


Professional Experience: Keri has worked as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery trained educator, and school administrator for the past 22 years.

Keri has completed extensive work with individual and small group literacy instruction including assessments for diagnosing student’s skill level, delivering lessons focused on individual learning goals, and progress monitoring to inform instruction and next steps.


Keri believes the key to developing successful readers is to motivate children to love to read while developing their literacy horizons at a pace that is just right for them. In addition, Keri has been involved in supervising and mentoring elementary educators and providing professional development in the area of literacy.


Keri has passion for integrating “Mindfulness” practices and strategies into the learning environment to create a calm, focused and peaceful learning environment. “Mindfulness” strategies may reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration and engagement, improve sleep, help children develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, and improve social skills with peers.

Contact Us


200 E. Court St.

Suite 708

Kankakee, IL 60901

(815) 304-5548

1640 Willow Circle Dr.

Suite 300

Crest Hill, IL 60403

(815) 630-4549


Services Offered

Phone Consultation, Speech & Language Evaluations, Teletherapy, Academic Tutoring, Accent Reduction, Reading Readiness/Literacy Instruction

Parent Training, Play-Based Therapy, Social Language Groups, Writing Assistance for Junior/High School, Bilingual Services (English/Spanish and English Polish) 

Contact Us


Executive Center (next to Library); 200 E. Court Street, Suite 708, Kankakee, IL 60901 - Phone: (815) 304-5548 - office@yakostherapy.com

1640 Willow Circle Drive, Suite 300, Crest Hill, IL, 60403 - (815) 304-5548- office@yakostherapy.com


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