TCEA Featured Presenter
Senior Director of Partner Engagement for Discovery Education
Kelly Hines began her career as an elementary school teacher in North Carolina where she taught for 15 years. She taught grades 3-6, served as a gifted education specialist, and earned National Board Certification. As a NC Kenan Fellow and Teacher Academy Trainer, Kelly has worked to build and share content and curriculum that meaningfully ties digital media to hands-on engagement and student mastery of content. Kelly has served as a presenter and featured speaker at many state, regional, and national conferences including ISTE, TCEA, NCTIES, the K12 Online Conference, and Discovery Education events. As Senior Director of Partner Engagement with Discovery Education, Kelly works with schools, districts, and teachers across North America to support the transformation of teaching and learning with powerful digital content, high quality professional development, and connectedness with a global community of educators. Her passion for community began as a classroom teacher, where she saw firsthand the influence of her own connections on the experiences, engagement, and achievement of her students. Now, along with the Discovery Education team, she helps educators connect with their most valuable resource… one another.