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Nettie Kelly - Science & Interim Dean of Academics and Innovation

B.A., Biology, University of Virginia
M.A., Education, San Francisco State University

Nettie joined The Bay School’s science faculty in November 2009. Nettie was attracted to working at Bay because of the willingness of the faculty to embrace and examine innovative educational practices that are not limited to the classroom. Before Bay, she ran an educational non-profit called the Tall Ship Education Academy for ten years. This program provided experiential and project-based high school coursework aboard a tall ship for teenage girls in the Bay Area. She also taught at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. She has lived in both Puerto Rico and Alaska pursuing biological field work that involved assessing oil spill impacts on intertidal invertebrates and identifying recovery strategies for endangered native parrots. In addition to her role as a teacher, Nettie is a student and club advisor and runs the Tall Ship Intersession. She is a woodworker, ceramicist and watersport enthusiast and spends as much time as possible kitesurfing in Maui.