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King, Kelley

Kelley E. King

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Kelley King is a twenty-five year veteran educator, an international speaker, an author, and a mother of both a son and a daughter. As a Master Trainer and Associate Director for the Gurian Institute, Kelley travels widely to deliver keynotes, teacher workshops, and consultation to educators and parents. Additionally, Kelley develops and facilitates cutting-edge training curricula for online teacher education.

Kelley has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels in regular education, special education and gifted and talented programs. She has served schools with diverse racial, linguistic and socioeconomic student populations, as well as schools ranging from rural, one-room schoolhouses to large suburban schools. Kelley provides professional development in a wide range of private and public schools, including inner-city, Title I schools across the United States. She has also had the privilege of working with teachers from Asia, the Middle East, Iceland, Canada and Jamaica.  

As a school administrator, Kelley led her staff to close the gender gap in reading and writing in just one year and, in doing so, gained national media attention. Kelley’s work has been featured on The Today Show, National Public Radio, and National Health Journal, as well as in Newsweek magazine and in Educational Leadership. Kelley has co-authored (with Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens) two previous books in the education field: Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls: Elementary Level and Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls: Secondary Level.

Kelley's EdWeek Chat: Strategies for Addressing School Gender Gaps

Watch Kelley's Today Show Segment