Sonoma County Office of Education

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Daly

09/12/2021 - Kelly-Daly

Kelly Daly

Years at SCOE:
4 years

Job Title:
Curriculum Specialist for the North Coast School of Education

How do you describe your job to people outside SCOE?
I lead our intern program, where I support interns as they progress through the Be A Teacher Intern Program. I support faculty with the development of curriculum, and make sure that we are meeting CTC standards. Finally, I support mentors in our program, mentors for our university partners, and our fieldwork supervisors.

Where did you grow up?
Modesto CA

Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why?
Mr. Ron Underwood, my Speech and Debate Teacher/Coach in High School. He knew how to push my potential while still being a kind person.

What is your favorite thing about SCOE?
I get to work with amazingly smart and dedicated people who are committed to helping districts and students.

What is one of your most memorable moments as a SCOE employee?
It’s always about learning about our interns and their stories. They come from such a variety of backgrounds, and lived experiences. The funniest memory was the crows that pecked at the NCSOE’s windows and inviting their friends when they thought something was going down.

Outside of work, what is your favorite hobby or way to unwind?
Pickleball, Running, Biking

What is your favorite place in Sonoma County?
Wow! This is a tough question to answer. I live two blocks away from Annandale, which I visit weekly, but I also love anywhere on the Sonoma Coast!

What might people be surprised to learn about you?
I was going to be an Entomologist (truth) but my job was to tabulate fleas and other parasites and I just couldn’t put all the right ticks in all the right boxes, it really bugged me :)