Education: Kelly is a life-long resident of Summerville, South Carolina, graduated from Summerville High School in 1975 , earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Office Administration from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 1980, and earned a M.A.T. in Business Education with certification in Social Studies and Business from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 1982.
Experience: Kelly retired from the South Carolina public school system after 31 years of classroom teaching with Dorchester County schools. As a Teacher Cadet Instructor, Business Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Cooperative Education Instructor, and Student Volunteer Program Instructor, Kelly has worked extensively with community leaders during her teaching career. She served as an ADEPT Evaluator, Chair of the School Improvement Council, liaison with community leaders for COOP and Student Volunteer, instructor for Staff Development in Dorchester Two School system and served as a Cooperating Teacher for numerous student teachers from local colleges and universities during her career.
CERRA: Kelly joined the CERRA staff in 2015 after retiring from the public school system of South Carolina. She currently serves as Pre-Collegiate Program Facilitator for Region 5 of South Carolina which encompasses the seven low country counties.