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Hello! I am honored to join the CRE community!
I am excited to be teaching fourth grade at Cardinal Ridge. I am a dedicated educator teaching for over 18 years with 16 years’ experience teaching fourth grade; two years were in second grade. Over the past years, I earned a master’s in education, a special education license, and an administrative leadership license. In 2017, I renewed my National Board's license in middle childhood. Currently, I am working on a doctoral degree in professional leadership, inquiry, and transformational learning. I am passionate about student-centered learning, improving problem-solving skills, and developing critical thinking skills.
Outside the classroom, I am an avid traveler, scuba diver, and a student. My three children are grown and married. Our daughter, the youngest, just got married this June in Vail. At home, I have a 90-pound Goldendoodle, Archie, and a demanding cat, Lucrecia.
I look forward to a fantastic year filled with learning, exploring new ideas, and conquering challenges. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to reach me please email me at Kelly.Gallagher@lcps.org.