The Westerville Board of Education approved hiring Kelly hiring on July 11. She will be paid a base salary of $91,000.
Kelly has been with Reynoldsburg schools for the past 11 years and was one of the coordinators responsible for launching the district's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative. She also is a member of Reynoldsburg City Council; she is uncontested in her bid for a second term in the Nov. 8 election.
Reynoldsburg Superintendent Steve Dackin said he will make a recommendation for Kelly's replacement at the next board meeting July 19.
Kelly earned a bachelor of arts degree in education-biology from Ohio Northern University and a master of arts degree in education policy and leadership from The Ohio State University. She also is an adjunct professor at Ashland University and is a member of the STEM-based pre-college summer bridge program design committee with Ohio Dominican University.
For more on this story, read the July 21 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg.