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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

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5th graders at Soaring Eagles Elementary School walk past a Harrison School District 2 sign while making their way to a math lab on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. (Gazette file photo)
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The Fountain Police Dept. held their annual school emergency drill at Fountain-Ft. Carson High School on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Among the scenarios that were practiced were an active shooter scene and the victims from the shooter. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Jayleen Ingram won third place at the Inrternational derby in 2016 and remains the Pikes Peak region's highest finisher ever for a Colorado Springs racer. Photo by Glenn Scott.
D-11 superintendent candidate Michael Thomas. Photo by Debbie Kelley, The Gazette
From atop a ladder, Concrete Couch director Steve Wood, staff, and volunteers get their hands dirty while working on a concrete slide for their recent project. They have been building a concrete castle, slide and dragon for the playground at Helen Hunt Elementary School in the Hillside neighborhood. The concrete was donated by Transit Mix Concrete Company and was being poured on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Gov. John Hickenlooper poses with University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Venkat Reddy at the Capitol duirng last week's signing of the "Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records" legislation that funnels $1.8 million to UCCS for scholarships, faculty positions and research in cybersecurity, and another $1 million to the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs. Courtesy photo.
D-11 superintendent candidate Joel Boyd. Photo by Debbie Kelley, The Gazette
Superintendent Les Lindauer pictured at last year's graduation ceremony. Photo by Debbie Kelley.
Sixth-grader Erikka Williams adds her painted handprint to the pillar at the bottom of the stairs leading to the music classrooms at North Middle School as seventh-grader Becca Frazer and the school’s community liaison Marilyn Eggleston watch Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The school’s Leadership Club painted the lower walls of the staircase to brighten the  Colorado Springs school. Eggleston, who worked at Ivywild School for 26 years until it closed in 2009, was responsible for the student murals in the bathrooms of the 1916 school that is now home to Bristol Brewery and Pub and, the Principal’s Office and other businesses. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sixth-grader Erikka Williams adds her painted handprint to the pillar at the bottom of the stairs leading to the music classrooms at North Middle School as seventh-grader Becca Frazer and the school's community liaison Marilyn Eggleston watch Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The school's Leadership Club painted the lower walls of the staircase to brighten the Colorado Springs school. Eggleston, who worked at Ivywild School for 26 years until it closed in 2009, was responsible for the student murals in the bathrooms of the 1916 school that is now home to Bristol Brewery and Pub and, the Principal's Office and other businesses. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Woodland Park High School. (Google)