Keely Potter is a senior program specialist who primarily supports schools in Tennessee. Prior to joining NIET in 2019, Keely served as the director of teacher effectiveness at the Tennessee Department of Education and led work in pre-K coaching initiatives.
Keely is a National Board Certified Teacher with 22 combined years in urban, rural, and suburban districts as a master teacher, literacy coach, reading specialist, reading consultant, and classroom teacher in grades 1-8. Throughout her years in public schools, Keely worked extensively in supporting a culture of inquiry through professional learning communities. She co-authored ASCD's Total Literacy Techniques and consulted on ASCD's Total Participation Techniques.
Keely is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in education from Tennessee State University. She earned a master's degree in reading and language arts from Millersville University in Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Middle Tennessee State University.