Phone: 512-393-6800


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English/Humanities MA in Teaching/English and Urban Studies English/Language Arts 4th-8th; 8th-12th ESL--Secondary Central Texas Writing Project Teacher Consultant (National Writing Project)

Crystal Kelley


Writing and learning with my students is an incredible experience; literature connects us, as do our words on the page--every day. This year, I get to learn in English II/PreAP. I've been teaching middle and high school English and AVID for nineteen years now--in New Mexico, New York, and now Central Texas. I am the English Instructional Coach here at SMHS. Additionally, I've presented with the Central Texas Writing Project (TXState) as part of the National Writing Project, and the National Council for the Teachers of English. Hanging out with my husband and three kids, hiking, fishing, and writing are all home. 

Navigating our world is a bit different today. What a gift is is that we get to take this adventure together! 

Make sure to look into CANVAS daily. 

General Information

  • How We Spend Our Days


    Independent, core, study & book study group reading|conferences|check-in| book talks


    Invitation to write in notebooks| literary analysis| reflections| essaying| response


    Mini lessons: reading | writing | speaking | listening moves


    Workshop time: reading/writing/Socratic Seminar/discussion


    Response groups; author’s chair  

Last Modified on October 11, 2021