Skip Cerier is the founder and president of SchoolPictures.com. With a KU Business School/Accounting background, in his 35 year career, entrepreneur Skip Cerier has founded four photography related businesses, the most recent of which was SchoolPictures.com.
While SchoolPictures.com was a dream of Skip Cerier, the concept for the business model was inspired by the unique insights and perspectives of four retired school principals who helped shape SchoolPictures.com's goals of being fast, friendly and fair.
An educator for 33 years with principal positions in Tecumseh and Saline, Michigan. "My favorite part of the job is distributing $1,000 checks to principals on Picture Day to new clients. They always wonder if they will have to give it back! Seeing their faces when they get their subsequent check just after Retake Day is even more rewarding."
After 33 years as an educator and principal in the Adrian, Michigan district, Beth had seen her fill of stressful Picture Days. Beth says: "I was all too happy to be involved with a way to create a program through the eyes of a secretary rather than those of the vendor."
Chuck spent 34 years as an educator and principal in Adrian and Pinckney, Michigan. Given the reality of the socio-economics of his community, Chuck was always conscious of the school's families receiving value for their money. "The coolest part of the program is the principal's freedom to set their own pricing to reflect their community's needs."
Rich, who served 36 years as a principal in Pontiac, Berkley and Birmingham, Michigan, brings a perspective from large diverse communities. When Rich was invited to be a part of the program, he saw it as a way to continue to advocate for children.