Jerilyn Harris Elected Chair of CalSTRS Board
Harry Keiley elected Vice–Chair.

News release

SACRAMENTO, CA – Trustees of the California State Teachers´ Retirement System (CalSTRS) unanimously elected Jerilyn Harris as chair and Harry Keiley as Vice–Chair for the 2010–11 term at their board meeting, Friday April 9, 2010.

The 12–member Teachers´ Retirement Board nominates and elects its chair and vice–chair annually. Members serve four–year terms. The board officers provide leadership to the trustees as they develop policies and provide direction for the nation´s second–largest public pension fund.

Jerilyn Harris is an award–winning science teacher with more than 25 years experience teaching in Ukiah and Beverly Hills. On the board, she chairs the Appeals and Legislative committees. Harris retired from teaching in 2002 and has served on the Teachers´ Retirement Board since 2005. She served as Vice–Chair in 2009. Harris is a former chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Harry M. Keiley is a high school teacher with the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District, and was elected to the Teachers´ Retirement Board in 2007. On the board, he chairs the Compensation Committee. Keiley has served as the president of Santa Monica–Malibu Classroom Teachers Association and as chair of the California Teachers Association Political Involvement Committee.

The California State Teachers´ Retirement System, with a $132.5 billion portfolio, is the second–largest public pension fund in the United States. It administers retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California’s 848,000 public school educators and their families from the state’s 1,400 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.