Kelly McClellan, a proud alumna of Spring Lake Park, grew up in Fridley and is currently raising her family in Blaine. She has spent the majority of her life in District 16 and has deep roots in the community. She has two children who attend Spring Lake Park High School and two adult stepchildren. Kelly and her husband, Rick, enjoy attending their kids’ activities, trying new restaurants, and going to live events.
Kelly has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-River
Falls and a Masters in Communications from Bethel University. With
over 25 years of experience in training and leadership development
across financial services, healthcare, and higher education she is known
for executing large-scale programs across multiple audiences. Kelly is
currently overseeing career development for MBA students at the
University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management as well as
working with companies’ leadership and talent development programs.
As a mother and as an educator having taught undergraduate and graduate courses at North Hennepin Community College, the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and Carlson School of Management in Communications, Public Speaking, and Leadership, Kelly understands the importance of working together to provide quality learning opportunities by exploring areas students are interested in.
Her passion for education reverberates through her volunteer work, where
she champions her three main causes -- children, the arts, and women --
serving on committees and boards like Tickets for Kids, WomenVenture,
Ordway, Woodcrest PTO, and Minnesota Council on Economic Education.
In addition, she has been and continues to be involved in the SLP
community by volunteering at various school events, doing fundraising
activities like ticket sales and working concessions, and attending games and performances.
As a staunch advocate of empowering students' minds, Kelly is running to be our next member of the Spring Lake Park School Board to continue down the pathway of a better tomorrow.