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.”

Sophomore Dyvon Kuhfeld and his Doherty High School classmates joined students across the country Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in taking part in the Youth Leadership Initiative Mock General Election. More than 3 million students across the US took part in the 2012 mock election. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Discovery Canyon Campus High School (Photo courtesy: Academy District 20)
Anthony Nisewaner, left, and Xavier Mathias join with other members of the Harrison High School marching band as they get fired up Wednesday, October 19, 2016, to compete in the 2016 Colorado Bandmasters Association South Region State Qualifying Festival at D20 Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Advanced Placement Exams
Twelfth grade students Sohrab Pasikhani, left, and Bridgette LaFaye work in their Advanced Placement (AP) Physics class at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Steve Durham, chairman of the State Board of Education, is pictured at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center (Photo via UCCS/Twitter)
Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette