MA in Individualized Studies, Goddard College, 2012; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1998.

Personal Statement

A 2012 graduate of the MA in Individualized Studies (IMA) program at Goddard College and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Kelly has participated in the development and facilitation of multiple successful school and community gardens. She teaches at Montessori Tides School and in the University of Richmond’s Nature and Sustainability Institute.

She is actively involved in her local garden club, her community children’s garden, Slow Food First Coast’s garden grant committee, The North American Association for Environmental Education, the Association for Experiential Education, and the American Montessori Society.

Kelly is an artist, surfer, musician, gardener, and seasoned Montessori teacher in Neptune Beach, Florida, where she can often be found riding her beach cruiser with her sidekick, Sean.

Visit her website for more information: