Dr. Teah Kelly has been named the principal of her former elementary school, Mount Hope Elementary in O’Fallon.
“I am thrilled to rejoin a school community that gave me so much as a student,” Kelly says. “As a graduate of Mount Hope, l care deeply about the traditions and the success of our school community. I look forward to connecting with students, staff and families and building on the traditions that make Mount Hope an excellent place to learn and grow.”
Her focus is on maintaining the strong sense of community at the school. As a lifelong learner, she is excited about the journey to become a Leader in Me School. “l have been spending time learning ways to successfully start our journey from books and district leaders,” she says. “This summer, as a school team, we will spend two days in June being trained in the 7 Habits. I look forward to spending this time together.”
Kelly joined the Fort Zumwalt School District as a Special Services Coordinator in 2018. In that capacity, Kelly worked alongside special education teams and administrators to plan, monitor, and implement effective special education supports and services. She served last year as the Assistant Principal at Westhoff Elementary, working side by side with the principal in the daily management of the school. The Board approved the recommendation for Kelly to become Principal at the regular April meeting. The change takes effect July 1.
When she’s not at school she enjoys time with her husband and two daughters, usually on a soccer field or at a park, but sometimes settling in for movie night. Her students are sure to be able to strike up a conversation if they ask her a few questions about what she considers the best movie ever, Star Wars.