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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Colorado School Shooting
Parker Semin, a 2011 Arapahoe High School graduate, prays at a makeshift memorial bearing the name of wounded student Claire Davis, who was shot by a classmate during school three days earlier in an attack, in front of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Semin said he came by to pray for the "speedy recovery" of Davis, age 17, who was shot in the head at close range with a shotgun, and remains in a coma. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Laurie Works, whose sisters died in the 2007 New Life Church shooting, is working on her Master's Degree in Psychology at UCCS so she can help victims of trauma. Photographed at the memorial to her sisters outside of New Life Church on Friday, February 23, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Signs at entrances to a Falcon School District 49 school Wednesday, August 26, 2015, declare that posession and/or display of firearms is prohibited. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Teachers across the nation have created a social media movement #Armmewith in protest of demands for more teachers to be armed. (Miss Ashley LaGrow-Twitter)
Students from Mitchell High School on Wednesday worked collaboratively on Raytheon's Earth to Mars project. Courtesy photo.
Richard Mestas, executive director and principal of GOAL Academy High School has been placed on paid administrative leave during an internal investigation, says the school's attorney.(Photo courtesy of
Mesa Ridge High School student Rachel Huntsman shakes the hand of District 10 police officer Douglas Grimmett, right, as Huntsman and two other students all part of the Youth Advisory Council for Law Enforcement presented 2-foot-by-3-foot wooden flags that Principal Scott Sage hand crafted to El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey and one for fallen Deputy Micah Flick's family on Wednesday February 21, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Billy and Ruth Graham in front of the Pink House at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs.
Michelle Malkin