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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.

The Classical Academy's marching band are 2A state champions. (Photo via The Classical Academy/Twitter)
Boy Scouts with Vice President Mike Pence
From left to right: William Linn (Assistant Scoutmaster), Joey Berry (Eagle Scout), Ethan Noss (Second Class), William Linn (Star), Mason Aaron (Tenderfoot), David Bentley (Eagle Scout), Jack Kirkpatrick (Star) and Marcus Winter (First Class). 
Lewis-Palmer School District
ballot security
FILE - A stack of ballots wait to be processed at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette)
Crime scene investigators from the CSPD investigate the bullet riddled wall and glass at an Albertaco's Mexican restaurant on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Three victims were shot early Sunday morning near Austin Bluffs Blvd. and Barnes Rd. One died from the bullet wounds. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Sabin Middle School at 3605 N Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 photographed Friday, August 1, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Air Academy students Robby Corl, Sasha Brunton, Jonathan Flat and Jacob Beineke. Submitted photo.
A group of students hold a banner for Christina Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District 2, right, who was named Colorado Teacher of the Year for 2018, during a surprise assembly at her school on Friday October 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
A large crowd turned out and showed up in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Acacia Park and ended their rally at the office of Cory Gardner on Tuesday September 5, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Walt Cooper, Cheyenne Mountain School District superintendent (Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain School District)