Author:

Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

Anthony Wentz will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and wants to become an Army helicopter pilot. Courtesy photo.
A storm moves across South Park Monday, May 23, 2016, as seen from the newly re-opened rest area atop Wilkerson PassPhoto by Mark Reis, The Gazette
passports
Ceil Horowitz (right) is greeted by Passport Clerk Steve Mussman to get her passport at the downtown post office on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The process of getting a passport has been streamlined at the downtown office. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Discovery Canyon Campus High School (Photo courtesy: Academy District 20)
"The Anonymous People," is a movie about kids in recovery and the difficulties they have in mainstream schools, where there are many temptations. Photo from the Springs Recovery Connections Facebook page.
Monument Academy Charter School
Monument Academy Charter School (Photo courtesy: Lewis-Palmer School District 38)
PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
The First Step Preschool graduation at the Xfinity Roller Sports Arena on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. First Step Preschool in Black Forest abruptly shut its doors last week just two weeks before graduation. Parents raised about $1,500 and received other donations to hold a graduation for the kids. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Colorado College's Commencement for the class of 2016 was held Monday, May 16, 2016 on the Armstrong Quadrangle on campus. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Colorado College's Commencement for the class of 2016 was held Monday, May 16, 2016 on the Armstrong Quadrangle on campus. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette