Marianne Kelley

Working Through the Hurdles of STEM 

When teachers hear the words math and science, they tend to cringe and put up walls to teaching or and especially learning.  It doesn’t have to be that way!  Teaching 21st century children 22nd century topics is essential. Early Childhood teachers need to think outside the box when it comes to STEM content for young children.  Children are born explorers and it’s our duty to encourage their curiosity and learning.  We will explore strategies to aid teachers in incorporating STEM content into their daily planning.

Marianne-Kelley.jpgMarianne Kelley

Marianne Kelley has worked in the Early Childhood field since 1990 and has been a member of the Lakeshore family for nearly five years. While volunteering in her son’s preschool classroom, she discovered her love for improving the lives of children.

She has been involved in a wide range of facets in the industry. Marianne has extensive experience with Head Start and Early Head Start programs, from substitute teacher to Family Child Care Program Coordinator. She also has experience as an Adult Educator and Special Needs Consultant. Currently, she cares for the needs of Lakeshore’s customers as a Professional Development Specialist.

Marianne holds training certificates with the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, Teaching Strategies and I Am Moving: I Am Learning. She is a CLASS reliable observer, and she was recently recertified reliable for the fifth consecutive year. One of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of her current position is training. Marianne holds several degrees, and her extensive wealth of experience reinforces her ability to thoughtfully guide educators toward success.

Lakeshore is proud to have Marianne on our team to support your needs.