Kelly Bartle

Kelly Bartle

LFP Middle School Leader

I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and I attended Washington University St. Louis for college, so I am definitely a Midwesterner at heart. I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to participate in the Teach for America program. I taught seventh grade math for seven years, and also taught science, English language development (ELD), advisory, reading block, and a little bit of PE. After that, I worked as a Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for two years, supporting both middle and high school math teachers with coaching, professional development, and curriculum. This is my second year as a school administrator.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Washington University in St. Louis, BA in Economics and second major in Political Economy. Loyola Marymount University, MA in Secondary Education.

What is your highest degree held?
Masters in Secondary Education.

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I believe that everyone has a right to an excellent education, and I wanted to be a part of that.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
10+ years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love the emphasis on diversity and on student-centered inquiry-based/constructivist learning.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney