Kelli Stewart

Hometown: Bartlett, TN

high school: White Station HS

college: Emory University

MAJOR: Economics & Education

GRAD. PROGRAM: New York University School of Law (2004, JD)

Kelle Stewart maintains a strong commitment to public service as an educator and consultant for urban school districts. She founded the Apple Tree Network to create organic solutions within communities of practicing educators. The Apple Tree Network focuses on advocacy as well as leadership training for teachers and administrators in Title I Schools. Kelle was one of the Ron Brown Scholars featured at the Department of Education's ARCC Diversity and Equity Summit last year. She related her trials and triumphs as a classroom teacher and offered solutions for narrowing the achievement gap. Later that year she was selected as a Regional Finalist for the White House Fellowship. She was also featured in Education Week as called for understanding, compromise and respect at the Save Our Schools March and Rally in Washington, D.C.

Kelle has written featured articles for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development on improving the tone of the education debate and the general direction of education reform. She contributes to the ASCD Edge as well as the Apple Tree Network blog at Apple Tree Network blog.

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