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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.”

CSAP scores
5th graders at Soaring Eagles Elementary School walk past a Harrison School District 2 sign while making their way to a math lab on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. Harrison School District 2 uses CSAP scores to determine how much students have learned. Photo by David Bitton
Doherty High School students cross Barnes Road as they leave school on Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Screen grab from a video of a riot at Spring Creek Youth Services Center.
Students walk on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 during their first week of the fall semester. Enrollment at the Colorado Springs university has increased 40 percent over the last decade to 11,199. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Students walk on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 during their first week of the fall semester. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mitchell junior Isaac Davis (4) runs through the tackle of Harrison senior Jaylon Sibley (2) in the second quarter. The Mitchell Marauders hosted the Harrison Panthers in boys' football on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Garry Berry Stadium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
DRESS CODE
Hannah Reich is pictured wearing a shirt that says "I am not a distraction" at Cheyenne Mountain High School on Friday, September 23, 2016. Some students and parents are upset about the school district's dress code policy, saying it unfairly targets girls. The school board voted unanimously Monday night to essentially leave policies as they are. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
mine overlook
Grassy Valley Mining Overlook (photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette)