Kellee grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and has lived in Alabama, Texas, and Africa before moving to Massachusetts. She graduated from Auburn University with a BA in Anthropology in 2005, and spent the next three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. During her service, she worked on health, infrastructure, and sanitation projects, but found that her true calling was teaching. Since her return to the United States, she has worked as a substitute teacher, a paraprofessional, a school librarian, and a middle school science teacher. In her spare time, Kellee enjoys reading, singing, hiking, learning languages, traveling, and spending time with husband, Alimou, and son, Ben.
Kellee is grateful for the opportunity to have pursued her initial license in elementary education at Mount Holyoke. Through the MAT program, she has learned practical skills that help her to more effectively convey her love of learning to her students. She also wants to show her son that you can achieve your dreams if you work hard and refuse to give up, no matter how long it takes. She’s enjoys learning new things, meeting new people, and developing a strong foundation for a career as a classroom teacher in the coming year.