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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
Ph.D., Strategic Leadership, K-12, James Madison University, anticipated completion date 2017

Professional experience:

University preschool teacher, JMU Young Children's Program, 2007-present
JMU Adjunct faculty, ELED 641: Families, Schools and Communities, 2011-present
JMU Career Development Academy, Children’s Program Coordinator, 2009-2013
3rd grade teacher, Rockingham County Public Schools, 2003-2007

Professional involvement:

Harrisonburg Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011-present
HCPS Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee, 2012-present
Principal’s Community Council, 2012-present
Smithland Elementary PTO, 2012-present
President & Past Vice President, Valley Association for the Education of Young Children
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) Certification
National Teacher Training Institute (2006 and 2007)


My husband is a teacher of children who have multiple disabilities in Harrisonburg City Schools. We have two boys ages 5 & 7; needless to say, almost all of my "free" time is spent with them! We love to visit the Harrisonburg Children's Museum, go swimming, play outside, and read together!