Kerri Moccio

Hi!  Thanks for visiting my web site!  I am.....

Mrs. Moccio


Me, trying to be a runner!

This is me at Belle Isle with my favorite medal, trying to be a runner.
I've run ten 5K's so far and I am still alive to tell about it!

But here's the important stuff.....

It's hard to believe that this is my 24th year of teaching and my 22nd year at Bedford Elementary! As a Title I instructor, I work primarily with students who need extra help in letter and sound recognition, oral reading, comprehension, and writing. I also serve on the Board of Education for Milan Area Schools, so pretty much everything I do revolves around education!

I grew up in New York and moved here when my husband, Craig, became an engineer for Ford.  We have two daughters, Abbie and Sophie, and two Portuguese Water dogs (just like President Obama).  Their names are Libby and Luna.  I love to travel, scrapbook, and read, of course!  My Master's degree and certification are in Reading Education so my goal is to help our students be the best readers and writers they can be! I believe that all of my students have unique strengths and we use those every day to learn from one another.  Plus, we like to laugh and make learning FUN!

In our Title I program at Bedford, we have a wonderful paraprofessional, Mrs. Carr, who works with all grade levels. I am sure you will hear about her and all the extra help she offers our students and staff. We'd be lost without her!

(Parents, we know you've been ^ here ^.  We feel your pain.)

Our volunteers make the world brighter!

Bedford's PASS program is lucky to have the help of many volunteers who tutor our students in language arts every week. We wouldn't have a program without them. If you or a friend are interested in joining this fabulous group of people, call or stop in anytime. The more mentors we have, the more kids who can benefit!

You can find us in Room 1, email us at or
call us at (313) 203-1471 
Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 3:30 pm.


Books build better brains!
Feed your mind with some of these great kids' books.  They are some of my favorites!

Kindergarten through Second Grade

Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Sue Lester
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
The Dumb Bunnies by Sue Denim
Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orloff
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy
 The Book That Eats People by John Perry

Third through Fifth Grade

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Frindle by Robert Clements
Holes by Louis Sachar
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Franny K. Stein series by Jim Benton 
We Can't All be Rattlesnakes by Pat Jennings
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney




Bedford Bears are the best!