About Kelly

My name is Kelly Bates and I am running for the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) Board of Education because I know the meaning of leadership and how to make tough decisions during these times of uncertainty.

I am a mom of five children who went to CCSD and a former preschool teacher. I will continue the fight to protect our legacy of excellence so that every child, no matter their needs, receives an education where they are valued and equipped to go on to become the next generation of leaders. We are fortunate to live in the best school district in Colorado. As a member of the Board of Directors, I have served our community and championed measures that ensure we are serving the whole child — that means that each child is healthy, safe, supported, engaged, and challenged in our classrooms.

I am proud of what we have accomplished for our students, families, and teachers, but we still have a lot of work to do.

That is why I am continuing my commitment to our ‘Legacy of Excellence’ and I hope to earn your support.