Kelly A. Young  


M.E.d - Educational Leadership (In progress) 

M.Ed. - Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Chapman University, Phoenix, AZ, 2003 

BA - Communication Studies, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ, 1996 

AAS - Fashion Merchandising/Marketing - Certificate of Completion Management - Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ1994 

Principal Certificate                   Arizona (In progress) 

Teacher Certificate                   Standard Elementary, K-8, Arizona       

Endorsements                           Structured English Immersion, K-12, Arizona 


21st CCLC After-School Programs Director, Ruth Fisher Elementary School, Tonopah, AZ, 2005 to present 

  • Supervised after-school programs for K-8 students including tutoring, enrichment activities and summer learning programs 
  • Ensured state guidelines were followed including maintaining documentation, state reporting, program evaluation, developing and tracking budgets, ordering supplies, curriculum implementation and resource management
  • Provided oversight of the campus after hours including staff management, safety and security, and student discipline
  • Wrote and received over $21,000 in grant funding

Kindergarten Team Leader, Ruth Fisher Elementary School, Tonopah, AZ, 2006 to present 

  • Developed a curriculum map for math and language arts
  • Organized kindergarten registration
  • Mentored new teachers
  • Developed standards-based progress report and report card


Kindergarten Teacher, Ruth Fisher Elementary School, Tonopah, AZ, 2004 to present 

  • Created a positive classroom environment through lesson planning, instruction, effective communicating, and classroom management
  • Assessed student achievement using DIBELS, Arizona 6 Traits Writing Assessments and Quarterly Assessments to create individual learning objectives
  • Communicated with students and parents using a variety of methods
  • Received 2 Westside Impact Grants

After-school Teacher, Ruth Fisher Elementary School, Tonopah, AZ, 2004 to 2005 

  • Provided extended learning opportunities for students after school
  • Planned and implemented lessons based on individual student needs
  • Coordinated with regular day classroom teacher to provide successful tutorials

Substitute Teacher, Litchfield Elementary School District, Litchfield Park, AZ, 2003-2004  

  • Provided over 980 hours of classroom instruction for K-5, special education, ELL and Multiage classrooms.
  • Followed provided lesson plans and assumed all duties of the regular teacher.
  • Completed two long-term positions in 4th grade (one 6-week and 1 four-week  assignment)


Yearbook Co-Sponsor, Ruth Fisher Elementary School, Tonopah, AZ, 2007 - present

  • Created an after-school student run yearbook program
  • Secured the funds to purchase cameras for the program
  • Ensured the students were on-task and deadlines were met
  • Received $1500 in donations to fund the program 


AZ Reads Professional Development (80 hours), Saddle Mountain Unified School District, Tonopah, AZ, 2005 

Handle with Care (8 hours), Saddle Mountain Unified School District, Tonopah, AZ, 2005 

21st CCLC Fall Training (12 hours), Arizona Department of Education, Phoenix, AZ, 2007 

21st CCLC 2007 Summer Institute (13.5 hours), US Department of Education, Miami, FL, 2007  


Volunteer, Ruth Fisher PTO, Tonopah, AZ, 2004 – present

  • Elected PTO Secretary for the 2005-2006 school year
  • Created PTO website
  • Assisted with the planning and organization of Family Nights and fundraisers 
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES References are available if requested.