Kelly served as student body president during her 8th grade year and it was during this time that she truly discovered her passion for leadership and community! This is an opportunity to bring everything full circle as a lifelong Springfield resident to ensure the continued success of our students. Being a product of Springfield Public Schools, Kelly had a village to lead her to where she is today. Her education was not one without struggles and hardship, her father died when she was 9 years old and she was raised by a single mother.
As a board member, she hopes to bring a fresh perspective along with real world experience in education at a time when Springfield needs it most. Kelly's focus will be on listening to students and their families, and what is in their best interest as we reopen schools and try to help them find a new normal. She is prepared to do the hard work that is ahead of us.
As the current chair of the Community Development Advisory Board of Springfield, Kelly has had the chance to hear the concerns of other Springfield residents and help make important decisions about current community development initiatives. Kelly also serves as an academic advisor for the UO’s PathwayOregon program that serves Oregon residents with financial need. Kelly is bilingual and able to connect with Latinx students and parents and ensure that they always have equitable resources and information! This unique experience matched with her dedication to Springfield makes her an excellent candidate for the Springfield Board of Education.