Kelly Minick's educational experience spans nearly two decades in South Carolina. Prior to her time at NIET, she spent 14 years as a secondary English instructor who worked to grow learners' love of writing, critical thinking, and to build their ability to see the world with a multi-lens approach.
Kelly served as a TAP master teacher in Saluda County Schools and most recently at the South Carolina Department of Education as a transformation and regional support coach. During her time at the state level, she worked with K-12 schools to improve practice, transform learning, and to impact sustainable change. Her coaching background provides her with the opportunity to be impactful by building the capacity of teachers and leaders within the districts she serves.
Born in South Carolina and a proud product of rural public schools, Kelly believes that all students can achieve, that an equitable education is an achievable goal, and that teachers hold the key to empowering learners and leaders to work to their full potential.
A certified secondary principal, she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Gardner-Webb University, a master's degree in divergent learning from Columbia College and a master's degree from Gardner-Webb University in executive leadership. Kelly is a teacher of teachers who prides herself on seeking to understand all perspectives while making efforts to grow students and to transform schools.