Ed.D. (Candidate), Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University
Areas of Focus:
Urban secondary education; culturally relevant and responsive pedagogies; teacher education; student voice
Kelly serves the Bryn Mawr/ Haverford Education Program in multiple capacities— as Program Coordinator, Advisor for Bi-Co students pursuing their Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate, and Lecturer for Education 266: Schools in American Cities.
She received her B.A. in English from Columbia University along with New York State Teacher Certification in English Language Arts (Grades 7-12) and her Masters in Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University where her research focuses on the education of Latino male youth in urban secondary schools, student voice, and culturally relevant and responsive pedagogies.
Prior to joining the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, Kelly taught English and Dance and Choreography for five years at a small, public high school in the Bronx, New York as well as courses in secondary teaching methods and contemporary issues in education as an Adjunct Instructor at Barnard College. At Barnard, Kelly also had the privilege of supervising student teachers in New York City public high schools.
Kelly is particularly passionate about preparing teachers to meet the needs of all students in urban settings and about the inclusion of student voice in teacher education. She is currently working with Dr. Michelle Knight-Manuel at Teachers College on research that focuses on the social and academic success of Black and Latino males in New York City as well as supporting the career and college readiness of high school students in Massachusetts.