Kelly McKee began serving as Vice President of Operations for Ready for School, Ready for Life just a few months after joining the team full time in February 2020 as Operations Manager.
Prior to 2020, Kelly worked for Ready Ready part-time from 2015-2017 on 100-Day Challenge Teams, Action Learning Teams, monthly newsletters, website updates, and social media accounts. Kelly also worked for late Senator Kay Hagan in 2015-2016 writing speeches for Senator Hagan’s public appearances.
Kelly started her career as an English instructor at Rockingham Community College and as a high school English teacher. In addition to her professional experiences, Kelly has volunteered extensively in Greensboro for organizations such as Community Housing Solutions, Backpack Beginnings, Horsepower, and Raising a Reader. She serves as a Guilford County Schools Key External Communicator. Kelly is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Greensboro and was a 2016 Leadership Greensboro Program Chair. In 2018, she served as the President of the Junior League of Greensboro where she developed an interest in nonprofit governance, strategic planning, and operations. She is a 2020 graduate of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: Nonprofit Management Institute.
Kelly holds a BA in English from the UNC Greensboro and an MA in English from North Carolina State University. She is married with three daughters.