Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Illinois
Mrs. Golich shares over twenty years of teaching experience with students, parents, and colleagues in the Keith community. She joined the Lower School faculty in 2007. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, she received a B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in music and a passion for children’s literature. Her lengthy resume includes past positions in Chicago, South Beloit, and the Rockford area as an early childhood educator: Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten, and a classroom teacher: grades 2, 3, 4, and a general music teacher for students in all elementary grades. She currently serves as our lead teacher in the K-4 program.
First and foremost, Mrs. Golich has the personality of an early childhood educator. She is nurturing, personable, approachable, welcoming, flexible, warm, kind, kid-friendly, and she has a sense of humor. Mrs. Golich’s biggest strength in the classroom is the ability to engage students in meaningful, fun, cross-curricular learning experiences through her creativity, musical skill, familiarity with children’s literature, and incorporation of board games, cooking, dramatic play, and more! Kelly is an expert at weaving it all together, and with her diverse teaching experience, Kelly knows where learning begins and where it leads.
On weekends and school breaks, Mrs. Golich enjoys hiking, bicycling, nature photography, travel, and family time with her husband and two adult children. With a storybook heart, her favorite escapes include Disney, Door County, and the Southeastern charm of Savannah / HIlton Head / Charleston. Mrs. Golich hopes to one day pursue creative writing and travel to the Greek Islands, Australia, and the European countryside.