Kelly is an alum of Michigan State University where she graduated with a major in French. In 2009, Kelly finished her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on teaching foreign languages, from the Universtiy of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Upon completion, she moved to Prague, Czech Republic to teach English for the next year and travel throughout Europe. She finally settled back in Denver and began working at National Jewish Health in 2012. Kelly began as the 7/8 teacher and three years later began teaching 5/6. She has a passion for teaching math and is always looking for new ways to make it exciting and build connections for the different types of learners in her classroom. In her free time, Kelly enjoys the many great outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, traveling to Michigan to spend time with family, cooking, learning how to garden, and playing with her dog, Dwayne.