Kristine Kelly

Literacy Coordinator

Kristine holds an MAEd from Hamline University with concentrations in reading and alternative education, as well as a B.S. in English and a B.A. in Russian Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Hamline with a dissertation focus of studying the landscape of writing instruction in the MN Adult Education system to inform future professional development efforts to increase the quantity and quality of writing instruction. Over more than two decades of teaching in Minnesota Adult Education, she has worked extensively in the areas of high school equivalency, diploma, reading and writing instruction and postsecondary transitions. She is also the ELA content expert for the Minnesota Standard Adult High School Diploma. As an educational consultant and subject matter expert, she frequently offers workshops and literacy coaching for other state systems in adult literacy topics and standards-based instruction–as well as observation and mentoring support–and has partnered with numerous software and publishing companies to align ELA/ESL instructional material and assessments to the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). She continues to serve as a STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) trainer for Minnesota ABE programs and is involved in state-level PD around high school equivalency options.

As the ATLAS Literacy Coordinator, Kristine coordinates the Minnesota CCRS Implementation Cohort and serves as the state lead for implementation of the CCR ELA standards specifically. She also presents workshops locally and nationally, researches and identifies resources for adult writing instruction, provides ELA instructional coaching (including STAR/EBRI), co-facilitates the ATLAS Writing Study Circle and co-leads the MN Language & Literacy Advisory Team (LLATe).

Kristine Kelly

Contact Kristine for:

  • CCRS (College & Career Readiness Standards) Cohort
  • CCRS Foundations online course
  • CCRS English Language Arts & Literacy (ELA) questions: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language
  • EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction) and STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) instruction
  • Adult Diploma & High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • Language & Literacy Advisory Team


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