Deidre Kelly 

After a wonderful experience teaching first grade in 2017-2018, I'm thrilled to be joining the Quietude classroom this school year!

As a California native, I grew up swimming in the ocean, hiking among the redwoods, and endlessly searching for flower fairies. I moved to St. Louis in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work at Washington University and later became a youth educator on an organic farm in North County — working to connect students to nature through experiential learning opportunities.

When I’m not in the classroom, I love to go on travel adventures abroad. Previous trips have taken me to Africa and Latin America where I lived in rural villages teaching photography to children and exploring the natural wonders of the area. Experiencing new cultures has not only enriched my life, but has been a joy to share with my students. My time at home is spent crafting botanical body care products, snuggling my new puppy and gardening with my partner, Matt.     

Teaching is my greatest passion and I feel honored to spend my days learning from an incredible team of devoted educators at TSS.  I’m very much looking forward to an exciting year of growth with my Pre-K friends!