As a middle school teacher, Kailey is passionate about pursuing educational solutions that keep students at the forefront of their learning experience. She has taken this passion beyond the classroom to various onsite and virtual classrooms of teachers around the world, having authored and piloted various curricula and led webinars on both education technology as well as pedagogical issues such as curriculum writing and teaching grammar. Kailey teaches 6th grade mathematics at a nearby arts school, where students spend just as much time in academic subjects as arts classes. Her involvement in Portland's theatre scene permits a deeper level of engagement with students as they explore where these two worlds intersect.
Kailey currently teaches middle school mathematics and tap dancing (no, really) at a local arts school. She is also a Next Generation Science Standards aficionado and advocate, having written multiple blogs and conducted webinars on topics such as crafting a year of NGSS curriculum, demystifying NGSS, developing vital NGSS resources, and offering NGSS Professional Development to school science teams. She has assisted schools with clarifying their various standards needs, cultivating relationships with stakeholders to obtain copyrights and clarifications from stateside organizations such as ACTFL and NCTM to international standards such as AERO and British Columbia’s Ministry of Education.
An avid blogger and instructional designer, Kailey has created a number of engaging web experiences to help a wide-variety of learners explore educational concepts. She has also conducted extensive interviews with educators and subject matter experts regarding Universal Design for Learning, Flipping Instruction and Tech-Free Games for the Classroom, as well as incorporating Theatre into the Classroom through Shakespeare.
Education and/or certifications held
- MA Teaching, English, Agnes Scott College Decatur, Georgia
- BA English, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2