Degrees and Certifications:

Reading Intervention and Instructional Coach CCPA since 2015 Barnard College of Columbia University UC Berkeley (MA)

Kelley Leathers

Kelley Leathers joins the CCPA community in 2015 as a 10th grade English teacher and Instructional Coach. Previously, she worked for ten years at John O'Connell High School in the Mission District of San Francisco, where she taught 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English, AP Language and Composition, Drama, reading intervention, Transitional ELD, and English Support classes, and later served as an Instructional Coach. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University where she majored in Theater. After some years working in non-profits and doing theater in New York and L.A., she turned to teaching and received a Masters in Education from U.C. Berkeley. She is thrilled to be teaching now in her hometown of Oakland!  I am deeply committed to helping students improve their reading skills and connect to books that speak to them. I also love helping teachers of all experience levels reflect on their practice to improve their teaching. In my free time I love to read, cook, hike, and hang out with my toddler son!