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Robert Kelty, Ed.D
Senior Managing Director, Regional Alumni Support 
Teach for America

Robert Kelty is the Senior Managing Director of Regional Alumni Support at Teach For America.  Prior to this role Robert was Superintendent of Coconino County Schools where he left behind a strong legacy of championing kids, including efforts to ensure students with disabilities in the Havasupai Tribe received proper educational and preventative services and leading the Coconino County Accommodation School District, which saw a 30% increase in post-secondary college attendance. He also worked with community partners to expand preschool programs to more than 600 students across the County and founded the County Teacher of the Year Award.  In 2008 he was the Arizona Teacher of the Year and, most recently, co-founded the Transformative Learning Center (TLC), an early childhood agency dedicated to empowering families with knowledge and advocating for universal access to high-quality preschools in Flagstaff and surrounding areas. Robert received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and a Doctorate in Education from Northern Arizona University, and loves rock climbing and river running with his incredible family.


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