ASSISTANT TEACHER LOWER ELEMENTARY/KINDERGARTEN
Kelly graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 2013, with a B.A. in Art. She always loved school and working with kids, and felt called to teach. She got a job working at a beautiful private school located on 100 acres in Northern Virginia and simultaneously attended class on weekends to earn her Master’s in Elementary Education (K-6) at Marymount University. 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. She started working in the Lower Elementary classroom that fall. Since then she has also spent time as the Elementary art teacher, and feels especially proud of the mandala mural she helped her students make in spring 2018 out of re-purposed bottle caps. She has also been the assistant Kindergarten teacher and has spent time subbing in every classroom.
Kelly lives just outside of town in a tiny house that she built together with her husband, and enjoys the minimalist, low-impact lifestyle. She loves spending time hiking, skiing, and exploring the gorgeous surroundings, along with her husband and sweet golden retriever. She has a special place in her heart for the local trees and wildflowers, and spends a good deal of time making nature-inspired artwork.