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Kelly Rooney
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Academic degrees:

B.S., Psychology/ Early Childhood Education, James Madison University, 2003
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, James Madison University, 2010

Professional experience:

Master Teacher, JMU Young Children's Program, 2007-present
Adjunct faculty, ELED 510: Creativity and the Arts in Elementary Education & ELED 641: Families, Schools and Communities, 2011-present
Children’s Program Coordinator, JMU Career Development Academy,  2009-2013
3rd grade teacher, Rockingham County Public Schools, 2003-2007

Professional involvement:

Harrisonburg City School Board, Board Member, 2015-present
Harrisonburg Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011-present
Massanutten Technical School, Board of Directors, 2015-present
Massanutten Governor’s School, Board of Directors, 2015-present
Smithland Elementary PTO, 2012-present
HCPS Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee, 2012-2014
Principal’s Community Council, 2012-2014
Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, Board of Directors, 2003-present
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) Certification, 2006
National Teacher Training Institute, 2006-2007


My husband is a former special education teacher turned school administrator in a K-8 school.  We have two boys in elementary school who are both very busy in various activities!  If I am not at work, I am most likely at a pool deck or on a baseball field!