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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'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...

Colorado Springs mom goes cold turkey behind bars to kick drug habit


Aug. 16 will mark eight months since Jamie Maine, a mom and hairstylist, used heroin, methamphetamines, prescription pain pills and alcohol.

She had been taking all of the above when, on Dec. 16, 2014, her...

Mesa Ridge marching band's collaboration with LA band nets big donation


Band camp wasn't the same old one-and-two-and-three routine in Widefield on Thursday.

The Pride of Mesa Ridge High School Marching Band received a check for more than $7,000 from members Trapdoor Social, an...

'Blurry lines' cause Colorado Springs-area school board seat to be vacated



Nearly two months after appointing a retired elementary school principal to fill a vacancy on the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board of education, district officials on Wednesday removed her from...

Girl Scouts of Colorado kicks off this year's recruiting campaign

By: Debbie Kelley

Girl Scouts of Colorado kicked off its recruitment campaign Monday for the 2015-16 school year.

Girl Scouting enables members to make new friends, try different activities and learn leadership skills through...

Raytheon to fund new traveling exhibit at the Discovery Center

By: Debbie Kelley

STEM education in Colorado Springs will take a giant leap forward with a new commitment from Raytheon Co.

The defense contracting giant will pay for an interactive traveling MathAlive! Exhibit to be...

Colorado College back on Top 10 ‘reefer madness’ list; other local college on 'Don't Inhale' list

By: Debbie Kelley

Colorado College, a private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs, is back among the Top 10 on Princeton Review’s “Reefer Madness” list, which annually ranks colleges and universities based on the proliferation...