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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UCCS to honor former dean who left a legacy in health care


Nursing education wouldn't be as healthy and strong as it is in Colorado Springs if it weren't for a visionary woman who will be remembered Sunday with a community celebration and unveiling of plans to continue her...

Sports physicals for Colorado Springs student athletes held Saturday


Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will offer sports physicals to student athletes of Colorado Springs School District 11 and Academy School District 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the medical group's north...

Colorado Springs car dealerships collecting school supplies


Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, are participating in a "Stuff for Student's school supply drive, starting Friday and running through Aug....

Free vaccinations, music, food, services at Harrison School District 2 summer fest


A back-to-school Summer Fest for students of Harrison School District 2 is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA. Attendees can park in the west Sierra High School parking lot by the...

El Paso, Teller counties fill November ballot


Twenty-two governmental jurisdictions in El Paso County plan to present candidates and/or issues to voters on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office.

In Teller County,...

Application cycle opens for Pets in the Classroom grants

By: Debbie Kelley

The Pets in the Classroom grant program will start accepting applications Saturday for the 2015-2016 school year.

Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade teachers in both private and public schools who desire...

Homeschoolers can get discounts on computers, software

By: Debbie Kelley

Homeschool families are now able to acquire computers and software at the same wholesale pricing the nonprofit organization Notebooks for Students gives to traditional public schools.

The goal is have...

Volunteers to build new playground in Colorado Springs on Saturday

By: Debbie Kelley

More than 200 UnitedHealthcare employees and Colorado Springs residents will build a new playground at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club, 805 Praderia Ave., on Saturday.
The new 2,400-square-foot playground...