KATHLEEN M. KELLY is serving her second term on the School Committee. As a Cambridge Public School parent, she served on the King Open School Council and the King Open Extended Day Advisory committee. As a social worker and community activist, Kathleen has worked to: create greater access to educational resources and opportunities for all children; mitigate the social and emotional effects of violence on youth, families, and neighborhoods; and engage parents with different experience and backgrounds in public school activism.
As a small business consultant for an economic development program in low income areas in Boston, Kathleen assessed struggling businesses, developed technical assistance plans, and coached business owners. Previously, Kathleen worked as a development and community relations professional for an education association, Tufts University, and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. Kathleen earned an MSW/MA from Boston College and an MBA from Simmons College. With her husband, Brian Corr, and her son, Liam, a CRLS student, Kathleen has lived in Mid-Cambridge for 25 years.