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.”

Steve Durham, chairman of the State Board of Education, is pictured at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
A volunteer, who goes by the name of Monk, mixes compost into the soil while Mercedes Whitman plants lettuce at her farm, Prospect Farm, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Pikes Peak Small Farms received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture and organizers hope to change the landscape of food insecurity in underprivileged neighborhoods. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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Students walk on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 during their first week of the fall semester. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
In pictures: Pine Creek standout Ryan Warner
SUBMITTED PHOTOWarner and teammate Spencer Bedwell gave a talk to the Tri-Lakes Little League Pirates, an team of 11 and 12 year olds.