Nineteen years teaching high school chemistry in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Classes taught - AP Chemistry 2, PSP(Scholars) Chemistry 2, CAS(Gifted) Chemistry 1, PSP (Scholars) Chemistry 1, Physical Science, General Science and College in the Classroom with the University of Pittsburgh. Science Curriculum Coordinator for the Math/Science partnership - Allegheny County Intermediate Unit. 2003-2006
Kevin Kelly’s educational style was collaborative. He regularly worked with other science teachers and teachers of other disciplines to engage his students. He was a big proponent of Chemistry in the Community as a way to show his students the relevance of science in real world applications. For four years Kevin was a leader in an Arts Collaborative program that linked the Oliver High School chemistry curriculum with a local Pittsburgh Art Center to teach students Chemistry in relation to Ceramics and Photography. He tried to engage students in a variety of learning styles, and so his classes were a mix of lectures and labs with an abundance of time spent reviewing material through worksheets and quizzes.
All Star Teacher Award Science Department Head - Oliver High School
M. Ed. in Science Education: Clarion University of PA Teaching Certificate: California University of PA B.A. Music: Mount Saint Mary's College
Pilot Teacher: ChemCom: Chemistry in the Community Arts Collaborative Coordinator Arts Education Congress Steering Committee Member Presented as an individual or as a team member at professional development workshops including Pittsburgh Public Schools Act 48 workshops, Network Connections, Grant Makers, Operation Physics, and Pittsburgh Conference * Attended numerous summer professional development workshops and courses including ChemCom, PSSC Summer Physics workshop, Dreyfus Woodrow Wilson Chemistry workshops, and staff development through the Pittsburgh Science Institute * Science Kit/ Boreal Labs Teacher Developer: Candy Chromatography Kit Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Society equipment grant recipient