Kelly McNamara

School Librarian
UC Irvine - Teaching Credential
University of Alabama - M.Ed

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Kelly McNamara is a founding Dawson faculty member with over 35 years in education. Kelly previously taught in Spain, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, the Netherlands, and the United States. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. In 2003, she was awarded a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Scholarship to Japan where she studied the school systems. Kelly enjoys tennis, traveling and reading with a special fondness for historical fiction. Kelly is excited to return to her role as a librarian after many years teaching in lower and middle school classrooms. Kelly is excited “to share the joy of reading and learning with the Dawson community.”

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.