This year is my 14th year as an educator. I am an alumni of DMACC, University of Northern Iowa, and Drake University. Throughout my career I have taught social studies and special education. I am an avid Hawkeye, Panther, and KC Chiefs fan. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and going to movies.
My name is Qynne Kelly and I am an assistant principal at Lincoln Main. After graduating from Preston High School in 2005, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German Education with a minor in TESOL. While attending UW-P, I had the opportunity to live and study in Berlin, Germany. Following my graduation, I moved to the Bronx, New York where I taught English Language Learners at Manhattan College through Language Studies International. When I returned to Iowa, I taught German and ELL for Waterloo Community School District while simultaneously completing my Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa. In 2015, I moved to Des Moines after having heard that Des Moines Public Schools was making a commitment to equity work. I was an ELL instructional coach for the district and was also finishing a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Iowa State University. This is my first year as a school administrator and I could not be more excited to be at Lincoln! #SouthsidePride