Kelsey Byrd, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and Hendersonville, North Carolina, graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in elementary education. Currently, she is a teacher for Henderson County Public Schools in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She has taught second grade and fifth grade, and she currently teaches fourth-grade math and science.
“I chose Appalachian because on my first visit I felt as though I belonged.”
Impacting Education in Her Community
Byrd is making an impact on education in her community through Project Empower, a technology training initiative that introduces technology that can be used in the classroom to allow for different learning opportunities for students as well as different ways students can present what they learned.
“I am also involved in an after-school robot club for the second year,” she added. “We are working on coding and learning that robots can be programmed to complete many different tasks in the real world. This club can show students different opportunities they could pursue as a career.”