Associate Executive Director
- 203-245-2778 ext. 308
Kelly is originally from York, Pennsylvania, though she has lived in North Carolina and Minnesota before moving to Connecticut in 2001. She joined the Grove team as a Teacher/Counselor, teaching Special Education and supervising a girl’s dorm. She later worked as a Residential Administrator before becoming an Associate Director in 2007.
Kelly graduated cum laude from Juniata College with a BA in Special Education and Elementary Education. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Kelly designed and implemented a vocational and transitional program for high school students with special needs which received national recognition. She has worked in a variety of educational settings at the elementary and high school level. Kelly holds her Connecticut teaching certificate in Special Education, grades 1-12.
At Grove, Kelly is the Director of the Girls Program, oversees the Admissions Department and manages Grove’s Community Outreach. She serves as the co-Advisor for the Student Council and oversees Special Campus Events such as concerts, dances, and dinners. She has also coordinated and lead Grove’s ASTEE service trip to El Salvador and overnight adventure trips. Kelly is a Certified Instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute and she also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Grove School.
Areas of professional interest for Kelly include working with teenagers who have been adopted, nutrition and wellness, and the impact of technology on adolescent development. One of Kelly’s favorite aspects of her job is being a Student Advisor and working closely with students, parents and their treatment teams. The relationships she has built in her time at Grove have had a profound impact on her personal and professional growth. She is passionate about her work with the Grove School students and staff and enjoys being a member a community that is committed to growth and health.
Kelly and her husband, Ben, live very close to campus with their young daughters, Annie and Greta. Kelly’s interests include running, skiing, vegetarian cooking and spending time at the beach.< Back