Lauren Kelly joins Santa Clara Unified School District from Freedom High School in Oakley, California where she was the principal for the last few years. Over the course of her career, Ms. Kelly has taught 6th-grade math and science, 7th-10th-grade physical education, and served as an athletic director and basketball coach. She has served as a vice principal at both the middle and high school levels, a high school principal, as well as an assistant director of educational services and K12 pathway coordinator.
Lauren Kelly graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and communication. In 1986, she received her teaching credential in mathematics and journalism along with her master’s degree in secondary education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she was a participant in the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI). Ms. Kelly returned to UCLA’s PLI to earn a second master’s in educational administration and her administrative credential.