Kelly Ward is a Pagosa Springs native who graduated with a teacher's and director's certificate in Early Childhood Education as well as with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in language and linguistics from Colorado State University. Kelly taught as Preschool teacher for four years. She discovered her passion for teaching after a trip to Thailand where she taught English for about a month in a variety of grade levels. She also loves science and was fortunate enough to be selected for the Pre-Service Teacher Institute with NASA and spent time at space center Houston cultivating skills in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. She was privileged to have been able to student teach at Pagosa Springs elementary and is now teaching first grade. Mrs. Ward loves being back in her hometown, with her amazing husband in the profession she loves.