Mrs. Kelly’s desire to help others, specifically vulnerable youth, is a testimony of her belief in Jesus Christ and the impact a kind and empathetic heart can have on a person’s life. While pursuing her Master’s degree, Mrs. Kelly interned at Family Solution Services Inc. where she had the opportunity to provide therapeutic services to children and their families in Northwest Iowa. At that same time, she also served as a Helpline Advocate for the state of Iowa as she provided crisis intervention services to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, homicide, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. As an undergraduate student, Mrs. Kelly was privileged to be a part of Shelterwood Academy’s direct care staff as she provided responsive care to at-risk teenagers at a therapeutic boarding school in Missouri. Mrs. Kelly also has experience in the field of child welfare as an intern at the Iowa Department of Human Services and transitional housing for women and children as an intern at Genesis House.
Mrs. Kelly received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in clinical practice, and a minor in sociology at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Mrs. Kelly furthered her skillset as she earned her Masters in Social Work at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Mrs. Kelly is originally from Southwest Minnesota and relocated to the Milwaukee area following her marriage in 2019. Mrs. Kelly is excited to be able to walk alongside students and their families during their formative years at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy.