Dr. Kelly Gooden


Kelly comes to Dawson most recently from Andre Agassi College Prep Academy, and with 24 years of education experience in Florida, Maryland, Missouri, and Washington, D.C.  She has taught students in grades K-8, gifted & advanced science, science lab, dance and elementary 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 educating, Kelly enjoys cooking and baking, going to the movies with her husband, hanging out with Spidey (her 5-year-old lab/pit/great dane mix), and shopping.

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.