Team – Kelly, Andrea

Middle School Language Arts & Social Studies

Andrea Kelly graduated with a BA in Business Management from CSU, Fullerton and earned her Master’s degree in Education from National University. She is currently working on another Master’s of Educational Technology from National with only two classes left. Furthermore, Mrs. Kelly earned a design degree from the Fashion Institute in Los Angeles. While at the Fashion Institute, she traveled to France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.

Prior to teaching, Mrs. Kelly was a business executive, where she had the opportunity to travel all over the world.  However, after she had her two children, she was inspired to become an educator.  She returned to college and earned her Master’s in Education and began teaching at a private school. 

Mrs. Kelly has been a teacher for over 14 exciting years, teaching language arts, English honors, and social studies in grades fifth through eighth.  During this time, she was nominated and selected for a Johns Hopkins, Center for Talented Youth, Outstanding Educator Fellowship. She admits it was a very humbling, but rewarding experience. What’s more, Mrs. Kelly was nominated this year by a student for the same honor.  She is excited to be a lifetime member of this group, because members are exclusively invited to attend incredible educational seminars that always focus on advanced, scientific research-based, educationally significant topics.

Mrs. Kelly is also an Apple certified technology teacher and she was recently invited to be a member of the WASC Accreditation team.

Mrs. Kelly’s children are now grown and attending college.  As a native Southern Californian, she grew up by the beach, where she still loves to spend her time. She also enjoys traveling, sailing, skiing, writing, reading, and spending time with her children and her cat, Jack.  Her passion, however, is teaching, and she excited to be a part of Oakhill Academy’s rich learning community. 

Students will find her courses to be intellectually stimulating, where they can explore their interests and to reflect mindfully about their place in the world. 

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