HEAD TEACHER ASPEN
Kelly grew up on the east coast and abroad in Europe, where her father worked as a diplomat. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art in 2013 from Catholic University, located in Washington, D.C. She always loved school and working with kids, and felt called to teach, so she got a job working at a beautiful private school located on 90 acres in Northern Virginia and simultaneously earned her Master’s in Elementary Education at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She graduated in 2016 feeling ready for change and adventure.
She moved to Bozeman the same summer and was immediately drawn to the beautiful Middle Creek campus and community. She started working in the Lower Elementary classroom that fall.
Kelly lived for almost 4 years in a tiny house on wheels that she built together with her husband. She loved minimalist living, but when baby Ava Moon joined the family in March, 2021, they bought a conventional home to provide more room for her to grow.
She loves spending time hiking, skiing, and exploring the gorgeous surroundings with her husband, daughter, and sweet golden retriever. She has a special place in her heart for the local trees and wildflowers - they strongly inspire the art she creates and sells locally, as well as through her Etsy shop.