Kelly Gardner serves as the Lower School Dean at Cary Christian School. She has taught first, third, and fourth grade with twenty years of experience including teaching abroad in Vietnam and Kenya. As an administrator, Mrs. Gardner enjoys supporting students, teachers, and parents for grades K-5. Mrs. Gardner graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education and holds ACCS Master Certification. She finds joy in ministering to women in prison, adventuring with kids and a poodle, and cheering for the Super Skippers jump rope team. She and her husband, Bob, are devoted to classical, Christian education, and are delighted to have two children enrolled in CCS since Kindergarten.