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.”

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Doherty High's annual run to benefit international adoptions seeking participants

By: Debbie Kelley

The Doherty High School Athletic Department is hosting a benefit 5-K run, in conjunction with a high school scrimmage of local teams, on Saturday at Monument Valley Park North.

The event begins with a high...

Manitou Springs will place mill levy measure on ballot


The nearly 6,000 registered voters in Manitou Springs School District 14 will be asked in November to support a property tax increase to boost staff salaries and upgrade schools.

The five-member school board...

Colorado Springs man wants to turn closed school into 'new Ivywild'


A plan to turn a defunct elementary school into "the new Ivywild" - a similar mixed-use community hub 5 miles north of the original - could materialize if the City Planning Commission agrees to rezone the property...

Widefield School District 3 joins effort to hire military vets and their families

By: Debbie Kelley

Widefield School District 3 is partnering with the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative to increase employment opportunities for the veterans in the Pikes Peak region.

Launched by Veterans Affairs...

Local superintendent wins state award for his work

By: Debbie Kelley

Jed Bowman, superintendent of Woodland Park School District RE-1, has won the 2015 Colbert Cushing Award, which recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding professional contribution and/or have provided...

New preschool set to open in Fountain


The demographics of Fountain tell the story. In 2000, the town's population was about 15,600. Today, it's near 28,000 and growing.

Young couples with children continue to be drawn to the community, and they...

'Road-e-o' gives District 11 bus drivers a chance to practice skills before school


Despite the swing shifts, the random tiffs, the constant chatter and the occasional vomit that has to be cleaned up, the benefits of being a school bus driver far outweigh the drawbacks, says 21-year veteran Cheryl...

New D-38 board director selected to replace member removed last week


Matthew Clawson, a family law attorney, has been selected to fill the District 5 seat on the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board of education.

Clawson has lived in Monument for five years, and four of his...