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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Trades programs at Sierra High need donations of cars, parts, building materials

By: Debbie Kelley

Got any old vehicles or automotive parts, or construction or building materials you don't need anymore?

Students at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 could use them.

The school is...

Local student selected for future science and tech leaders convention

By: Debbie Kelley

Chris Bumpus, a junior at Coronado High School, was a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., over the summer.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high...

Colorado Springs School District 11 awarded Gizmos Science Success grant

By: Debbie Kelley

ExploreLearning has awarded Colorado Springs School District 11 a Gizmos Science Success Grant for approximately $20,000. The program enables districts to develop and implement inquiry-based instructional methods...

Lewis-Palmer D-38 to hold 2015 induction ceremony for six individuals

By: Debbie Kelley

Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will induct six people who have made significant and lasting contributions to the success of the district and its students, 4-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Lewis-Palmer High auditorium,...

UCCS to offer new bachelor's degree in exercise science

By: Debbie Kelley


The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will offer a new bachelor's degree in exercise science, the University of Colorado’s board of regents decided Friday.

During a meeting at UCCS,...

Students get a rise out of science, engineering needed for bread-baking lesson


Students at Explorer Elementary were rolling in the bread dough Friday, and on Monday, they shared the wealth.

"It was really cool to learn how to bake bread," said 10-year-old Caleb Dall. "There was a lot...

Elementary school awarded 'The Lion King Experience' grant

By: Debbie Kelley

Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park has received a grant called "The Lion King Experience," which will bring a new  arts- and literacy-based curriculum to all students.

The year-long program...

KRCC radio hires new general manager

By: Debbie Kelley

Tammy Terwelp, director of content and programming at 90.5 WESA, a National Public Radio station in Pittsburgh, has been hired as the new general manager at KRCC, Colorado College’s NPR-member station. She will...