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.”

A rainbow hangs over downtown Colorado Springs during a recent evening rainshower Friday, June 19, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Over 100 front range teachers have become the students at the STEM Boot Camp at the Air Force Academy. The STEM Boot Camp is a fthree-day program hosted by the Air Force Academy to improve STEM teaching skills in southern Colorado K-12 educators. Elissa Strong from RMCA Homeschooling Academy and Wendy Rhoades from Bear Creek Elementary School in Monument (left to right) were programming a robotic sphero to make a pattern on the floor while getting tips from program instructor Nick Schuster (back). photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Army and Marine veteran Jason McDonald and his wife Molly McDonald pose for a photo at their home on Sunday, July 17, 2016. McDonald says he was wrongfully evicted from his apartment while the couple were on a break, losing his medals, uniforms and a snowboard with an image of his friend who was killed in Iraq. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette.