Kelly Kent Johnson, M.Ed.,
Kelly Kent Johnson, M.Ed., has spent 42 years in public education as a teacher, instructional coach, mathematics specialist, and curriculum supervisor. She has led school-based and districtwide initiatives in both rural and urban schools and has worked on reform programs for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). For more than 10 years, she has taught graduate courses at Old Dominion University specializing in science and mathematics content and methods, as well as supervising and mentoring teacher candidates. Kelly has been consulting, training, and coaching in the area of school improvement both in the state of Virginia for 15 years and nationally for 2 years. Her primary focus for training centers on equity and opportunity for all students through high quality instruction that both challenges and differentiates. Kelly has presented at various state and national conferences including National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), ASCD, Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (VCMS), Association for Constructivist Teaching (ACT), Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education (VAECE), and VDOE Vision to Practice Conference for Leaders. Kelly holds a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University and a M.S.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Studies from Old Dominion University. She has been awarded Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Service to Young Children recognitions. Her work has been honored through nominations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and highlighted in NCTM’s Teaching Children’s Mathematics.