Lynn Kelly 

Lynn earned a B.A. in English and Psychology from Cornell University. She also completed Education and Child Development courses at State University of New York and at The College of Santa Fe. Lynn graduated from UNM with distinction with a M.A. in Special Education with concentration in Early Childhood, Behavior Disorders, and Counseling Parents. Lynn founded La Casita Preschool with Teri Hackler in 1971. Lynn worked previously as an Early Childhood teacher in Buffalo, N.Y. In addition, she has worked as a counselor for New Vistas Independent Living Center and for the New Mexico Human Services Department. Lynn held leadership positions in the Santa Fe Association for the Education of Young Children and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She attends New Mexico NAEYC and New Mexico Child Care conferences annually. In addition, she frequently presents and attends National NAYEC conferences. A recognized leader in the Early Childhood Development community, Lynn has also presented workshops at New Mexico NAEYC conferences, Parents’ University (Santa Fe Community College), New Mexico Child Care Conferences, and the Knowing Children Series at the Santa Fe Public Library. In addition, Lynn has periodically taught classes at Santa Fe Community College in Early Childhood. Through the support of La Casita, she attended seminars at the famous Reggio Emilia preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Lynn was president of the Northeast AEYC in 2004-2005. In 2005-2006 she was president of the NMAEYC.