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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Training Wednesday to teach parents about getting involved in their child's school

By: Debbie Kelley

Local community leaders will host a training for parents about meaningful ways to get involved in their child’s school, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive.

The keynote speaker will...

Summit Elementary awarded grant to renovate preschool playground

By: Debbie Kelley

The Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to Summit Elementary School in Divide to help renovate the preschool playground.

The renovation will occur in stages, with the main...

No debate: Widefield teacher is one of the nation's best


Stephanie Owen was pretty good at competitive speech and debate when she was in high school. Now, she's an even better coach.

"Ms. Owen is the most supportive coach I've ever had in any sport or...

Four online graduate programs at UCCS gain national recognition

By: Debbie Kelley

Four online graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rank among the best in the nation in a list U.S. News and World Report magazine released Tuesday.

In the magazine’s 2016 Best...

Frittatas: Less fuss, all the yum of omelets2015 a good year for building Prairie Winds Elementary again tops in wrapper recycling

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Local student wins new geopolitical scholarship to study in Beijing

By: Debbie Kelley

Cameron Hickert, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Denver who is from Colorado Springs, has been selected to join the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a fully funded one-year master’s degree program...

Challenger Learning Center sponsors writing, art contest for K-12 students

By: Debbie Kelley

The deadline is nearing for a student contest the Challenger Learning Center is hosting as part of its observance of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

Students in kindergarten...

Colorado Springs teacher selected for STEM immersion fellowship

By: Debbie Kelley

David Eick, a teacher at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, has been selected to participate as a Teacher Fellow in the 2015-2016 Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy.

The only teacher selected...