Dr Kelly Kent is an educator, parent volunteer and city commissioner.
After earning a neuroscience doctorate from USC, Dr Kent co-founded adaptED Consultants where she provides brain-based teacher professional development, parent education and student enrichment. Kelly is also a Professor of Psychology at Antioch University and Neuroscience at Moorpark College.
Throughout her daughter’s tenure at Linwood Howe Elementary, Kelly has been an active volunteer. She was instrumental in founding and implementing a before-school Spanish language instruction program, administered and taught entirely by volunteers. Additionally, Kelly has served as a Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner for the past year.
Create a sustainable school environment
Implement a school lunch program that serves locally-produced healthy food and relies on less plastic and packaging.
Work with parents and environmentalists to incorporate campus learning gardens and recycling programs into the curriculum.
Use teaching methods that reach every student
Using research on neuroscience related to the way that kids learn best, we can train teachers to differentiate learning in the classroom so that all students can succeed at a higher level.
Focus on improving Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs so that all students are challenged by the curriculum.
Build a stronger partnership with city hall
Using her city commissioner experience, Kelly can bridge the gap between in-school learning and student supplementary education to serve all of their needs.
Work with the city to create a sustainability master plan that commits all elected officials to work together to protect our environment and preserve our city’s resources.
Invest bond money to create schools that are more conducive to learning
Neuroscience research tells us that the design of a classroom can greatly impact how students learn. With the bond money, we can use that research to rethink the way students learn and interact.
Learning cannot easily occur when students are unhealthy or uncomfortable. We need prioritize the spending of bond money to meet health and safety needs on all campuses.
Increase art and music programs for all students at all levels
As arts education broadens the course of study, enhances pupil outcomes and strengthens school climate, it is the imperative of any forward-thinking district to raise the standards for arts education.