Kelsey studied Biomedical Engineering for two years at Ohio State University before recognizing her passion for teaching and mathematics and switched majors to graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics and an Art Minor. She then went on to earn her Master of Education specializing in Secondary Mathematics, also at Ohio State.
Kelsey grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. She is fortunate to have spent the summers in her youth either hiking in the Adirondacks or taking motorhome trips with her grandma out west. She developed a love for mountains from a young age and after graduate school, Kelsey moved to Boulder to start her teaching career. Kelsey taught high school mathematics at Erie High School and Silver Creek High School before finally pursuing the opportunity to live and teach in Telluride. Kelsey spent a semester teaching at Telluride Middle/High School before joining the team at Telluride Mountain School.
During her teaching career, Kelsey has had the privilege to be a Knowles Teacher Initiative fellow. Through her fellowship, she has developed relationships with a nationwide community of teachers and attends high-quality professional development multiple times a year. She has been awarded grants through the fellowship for extended PD, such as a week-long conference in New Hampshire, the year-long funding of a mentor teacher, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands to collect data and create curriculum.
Since living in Telluride, Kelsey has had the fortunate challenge of balancing her love of travel, participating in every community event possible, and learning to mountain bike. She is thrilled to be a part of the TMS community, where strong relationships and a love of learning are valued.
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