Regional Vice President, Washington D.C.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Ms. Kelley has been involved in education for 25 years. She spent two years as Head of School of a nationally ranked, transformative inner-city charter school. She recently relocated to Washington D.C., where she started her own educational resource company, E.D. Consortium, specializing in both administrative and faculty leadership professional development, working with turn-around schools to build empowering cultures, writing grants and facilitating governance/school boards to build a consensus among stakeholders.
In 2003, she helped create Harding Charter Preparatory High School, which is based on an Advanced Placement curriculum. Ms. Kelley introduced AVID, or Advanced Via Individual Determination curriculum, to the state of Oklahoma. Before Harding she spent more than a decade in the Putnam City School District, teaching American history, English and journalism at Putnam City North High School. She also was the college and career counselor for three years. She started her teaching career at Star Spencer High School, teaching journalism and English and serving as the newspaper and yearbook adviser.
Ms. Kelley serves on the Board of Trustees for the Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School. Prior to moving to the DC area she served on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Youth Leadership Exchange Program and remains active in the Team Rebuilding Construction Derby in Oklahoma City. She was recognized by the Putnam City School District as an outstanding teacher with the Golden Apple award, and was named the Counselor of the Year in 2010 from the Central Oklahoma College/University Admission Counselors and as a Lady In the News in 2012. Ms. Kelley holds her M.Ed. in Leadership degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.