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Kelly Feeney

Kelly Feeney Flanagan is currently on a leave of absence from her teaching position to pursue an Ed. D. in Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  While studying, she also serves as the Director of Curriculum Development for CUNY’s GK-12 program, assisting Fellows in developing and crafting Authentic Research Modules (ARMS) for high school science classes. In addition, she also serves as the University Supervisor at Teachers College, mentoring pre-service science teachers. 

For the past seven years, Kelly has been a teacher at Astor Collegiate Academy in the Bronx, NY, teaching Earth Science and Environmental Science. She entered into the field of teaching upon graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Spanish and was a Foundation for Excellent Schools (FES) mentor. A career in teaching was a perfect way to combine her passion for environmental studies and her joy of working with students So in 2004, she joined the New York City Teaching Fellows, a program that recruits dedicated and high-quality individuals to teach in New York City public school classrooms. Within two years of teaching, she received her Masters of Education in Secondary Science from Lehman College. 

In 2008, Kelly joined the CUNY GK-12 program and has worked with numerous fellows over the years in both her Earth Science and AP Environmental Science class. She is currently working with one of the fellows to design a mini-ARM, Wingin It, studying how birds adapt to urban environments. This course is intended for use in an AP Biology or Environmental Science class, following the AP Exam, and will be piloted for the second time this spring. When she’s not working or teaching, Kelly likes to travel and spend time outdoors in Upstate New York.