My name is Kelly Brown. This is my second year teaching at Heart River Elementary School. I’ve spent the last 18 years teaching 2nd grade in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I was born at the Air Force Academy, the youngest of 6, and have always lived in Colorado. I attended the University of Northern Colorado and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Our son is in his senior year at Bard College in NY. My husband, Nathan, and I thought it was time for some adventure. So we landed here, in the Badlands of North Dakota! We spend a lot of time biking and hiking with our stubborn black lab, Stella. I’m enjoying being part of the Heart River Elementary team.