Dr. Kelly Gooden


Howard University - B.A. 
University of Missouri-Kansas City - M.A.
American University - Ph.D.

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Kelly has been teaching for more than a quarter of a century in subjects such as gifted education, science lab, dance, elementary and middle school science, social studies, and engineering, as well as university undergrads and grad students preparing to become teachers.  Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Howard University, a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from UMKC, and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning from American University. When not working, Kelly enjoys cooking and baking, going to the movies with her husband, Cal, and playing with and training their new puppy, Johnnie.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.