Kelly Bird is the Director of the Early Learning Center at Renbrook School. Previously, she served as a Coach for Teaching Apprentices in the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at UPenn. She has also worked as a teacher (Packer Collegiate, Little Red School House, the Town School, NYC), Director of Admission (The Hewitt School, NYC), and Division Director (Friends’ Central School, PA). While working at Friends’ Central, Bird founded their innovative “Light Lab” that housed a comprehensive maker program and placed children at the center of their learning. She also has extensive experience facilitating diversity and inclusion conversations, reflecting her belief that children thrive in an environment in which they feel they belong. Ms. Bird earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education in elementary education, and a BA in psychology/sociology from Wesleyan University.