Author:

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.”

Stephany Rose is an associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at UCCS (photo courtesy of uccs.edu)
Pikes Peak Community College will receive $136,369 from the Colorado Scholarship Initiative (Photo courtesy of Pikes Peak Community College Google page)
Jason McDonald holds the snowboard Burton made for him to replace the stolen one he had as a tribute to his buddy and comrade Chris Simpson who was killed in Iraq Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his Colorado Springs home. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A stream of koi winds through the halls at the Discovery Canyon Campus, each fish handmade by students, teachers, faculty and parents. Last year, five kids committed suicide from the Discovery Canyon Campus. The name of the art project is "Keep Swimming" and signifies that each student has someone behind them to help them through rough times. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Marco, 9, and Amaia Andrade, 8, react when their father, Captain Marco Andrade, surprises them at Springs Ranch Elementary School on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The children expected their father to return on November 24 and were surprised when he appeared as a "guest speaker" during a small assembly. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette