Kelly Day brings more than 20 years of experience in Atlanta Public Schools to her role as Program Director (Federal Programs). Previously, Kelly supported district-wide initiatives as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Director of School Support, and K-8 ELA Content Specialist.
Prior to serving at the district level, Kelly’s career began as an elementary teacher. With a spirit of coaching and collaboration, she enjoyed eleven years of school-based instructional leadership implementing school improvement strategies and building teacher’s capacity to deliver effective practices for teaching and learning. Kelly has a Master’s degree from New York University in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College in Child Development.
Kelly is excited to champion the work of the Center for Equity and Social Justice. After more than 20 years in Atlanta Public Schools, she believes that the district will only truly succeed when every student, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized, receives the academic and social emotional support they need and can readily access the high-quality education they deserve.
As a former highly competitive and accomplished New Jersey All- State basketball player, Kelly appears to have passed on her athletic genes to all three of her children. Carsen (15) is tackling football and golf at the high-school level, Sophie (9) will be representing Georgia at the 2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship as a sprinter, and Dawson (7) is a highly skilled baseball player with a promising future.