Katie Kelley- 2020-2021 Fellow

Katie Kelley – 7th and 8th Grade Math at Acero- Brighton Park Elementary School- Chicago, IL

Katie Kelley teaches 7th- and 8th-grade math at Brighton Park, an Acero Charter School Network school, a predominately Hispanic community on Chicago’s southwest side. This will be her third year at Acero BP. She recently completed Teach for America, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching. Katie came to teaching through engineering. Prior to joining Teach For America, Katie completed her bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and worked for an engineering firm. This background made Katie passionate about providing a relevant, real-world math education, giving students critical, transferable math skills. Katie is thrilled to join Pilot Light and couple math curriculum with vital food education and her students’ rich food history! In her free time, Katie loves baking sourdough bread, running Chicago’s 606 trail, and exploring the world through food.

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