Kelisha was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas with her family during her senior year of high school. After high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in special education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas—Go, REBELS! For the past six years, Kelisha spent her career teaching fourth and fifth grades in Las Vegas public schools. Kelisha is a passionate educator who applies Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of education and action research in her classroom. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, eating at new restaurants, and finding more ways to laugh with her loved ones.