Amy Kelly

Amy Kelly is an educator and parent with 24 years of experience transforming thousands of classrooms and homes into cooperative, engaging, and joyful spaces to live, work, and grow. With master’s degrees in education and educational administration, Amy has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and currently works as the district leader of social and emotional learning for Weston (Massachusetts) Public Schools, leading social-emotional learning work in several schools, grades pre-K–12. Amy has been passionate about the Responsive Classroom approach since she first experienced its magic as a student teacher 25 years ago and has been a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools for the past 14 years. Amy believes that the resource book from the Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators is the key to transforming middle schools into engaging learning communities. When she isn’t searching for the best lobster roll in New England, Amy enjoys traveling, tennis, golf, and walking with her daughter and two dogs.