B.S. in Biology, Loyola College of Maryland; M.A. in Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. After working around the U.S., Kelly settled into N.J. and began teaching. She received certification through New Jersey Alternate Route and has taught Middle School Science for 5 years. During these five years, she has designed and implemented the first F.I.R.E. Bowl in NJ for the Bayonne School District that is now replicated in two counties. This past year, Kelly successfully directed a Family Science Night program as well as the Green Team’s construction of a garden within the courtyard of the school. One day, she would like to be a positive leader in a school that provides a safe learning environment that inspires students and provides them with the tools needed to reach their goals.