Kelley Gardner, Director of Special Education Programs

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Kelley Gardner is the Director of Special Education, working with students across all classrooms. This is her fifth year at UMCS. During her time at UMCS, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of students in multiple roles, ranging from Student Support teacher to Co-Teacher.  Kelley moved to the Bay Area from New York, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration at The College of Saint Rose. Kelley is currently pursuing her second Master’s degree, in Special Education, at San Francisco State University. In New York, she spent five years working with students in both academic and extracurricular settings.  She has worked with students of all ages, from pre-school to college, in varied roles from math teacher to career counselor. Kelley enjoys exploring all California has to offer, including soccer, hiking, and traveling up and down the coast.

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