Kelly joins the STEM Lab staff with 10 years experience as a Secondary Literacy Specialist, Reading and English teacher. She was also an adjunct instructor at Front Range Community College before taking time off to stay home with her two children. She returned to work in schools as both a tutor and an instructional paraprofessional in Boulder Valley Schools prior to moving back to Adams 12. She is an avid reader who loves to take part in the diverse outdoor and cultural opportunities in the Denver-metro area. Prior to becoming a teacher, Kelly traveled with Up With People, an international student program that "seeks to empower young people to be positive agents of change for a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world through music and action." She continues to support UWP as a host family so her husband and children can enjoy the benefits of international friendships.