With over 10 years of experience, M. Kelley Ivey is a successful author, speaker, and tech-savvy Media Specialist. She received her Masters of Library Information Science (MLIS) from Florida State University. Affectionately known by many as Mrs. Ivey, she is a member of Georgia Library Association (GLA). With expertise in Digital Literacy, she strives to engage the 21st Century Learner using new technology, apps, and Web 2.0 Resources in new, innovative ways.
Mrs. Ivey receives rave reviews and tremendous response from students of all ages. From Baby Talks to High School Seniors, Mrs. Ivey engages them with her enthusiatic personality that focus on the individual. All of her successes can be attributed to her commitment to teaching 21st Century Learners how to study & collaborate as a team. Mrs. Ivey believes that team building through shared, meaningful activities is the key to developing students... academically, socially, and personally.
In her 10 years of experience, she has successfully coached a group of students in First Lego League (FLL) Robotics. After writing and obtain a school grant for the FLL robot & related equipment, Ivey successfully led this team of middle school students to the Regional Competition where her team was awarded 1st Place in Innovation & Technology as well as State Medalists at the FLL Robotics Meet at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, M. Kelley Ivey has been a stellar mentor to multiple Local, County, & Regional Science Fair winners. Her innovative research training for middle school students and collaborative efforts with K-12 teachers have resulted in several State Grand Champions as well as two (2) Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S. (Math, Applied Science, & Technology Rising Stars) National Semi Finalists.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL College of Information MLIS, Master's of Information Science Springhil College, Mobile, AL B.A., Organizational Communication & Leadership
Mrs. Ivey is a proud wife and mother of three children, Janei, Clayton Jr., and Carlan. Mrs. Ivey credits her mother, Marilyn McGee (a retired Teacher with over 44 years of experience), for her passion & enthusiastic approach to empowering students with information literacy skills. In addition, Mrs. Ivey thanks the many teacher-librarians, information literacy advocates, educators, and fellow colleagues for their inspiration as they seek the best education possible for our 21st Century Learners everywhere.