Kelly Sleight

Kelly originates from a small town in Maine called Carrabassett Valley. She has travelled far and wide to find her home in the Pacific Northwest and purposeful work in education. Kelly currently teaches middle school at Cascades Montessori Middle School in Bellingham. She has always loved working with adolescents and believes that meaningful education is driven by students finding their purpose and engaging in the world they are in through interdisciplinary study.

Kelly has a background in Sociology and received her M.Ed. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University with certificates in Nonprofit Administration and Northwest Natural History at North Cascades Institute. During her studies at North Cascades Institute, she fell in love with the magical world of lichens and their huge role in the ecosystem. She loves walking through the PNW and understanding the work of lichen and their history in also in relations to humans.

Prior to enrollment in graduate work, Kelly taught in Massachusetts, Spain, and with the Peace Corps in El Salvador. Kelly has loved finding her home in Bellingham and enjoys spending her free time skiing, hiking, canoeing, adventuring, and crafting.