Dr. Kelly Gillespie

Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Instructional Coach

Dr. Kelly Gillespie

Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Instructional Coach

Chief Executive Officer

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Quick Facts

  • Dr. Gillespie was recently named Staff Developer of the Year by Learning Forward-Kansas.
  • She has served as a consultant to over 135+ school districts, colleges/universities, and educational agencies.

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Featured Topics

With en pointe strategies focused on innovative solutions, Kelly is committed to supporting teachers with delivery of excellent instruction. Popular themes include:



  • Excellent Teaching: Find Your Sweet Spot!
  • Walking The Talk: Classroom Observation About What Matters Most
  • Fueling the Educational Engine: Professional Learning Communities
  • Coaching & Mentoring - Instructional Conversations
  • Lasting Leadership: Supporting Your Team
  • ESL, Poverty, & Special Needs: Authentic Differentiation

Professional Experience

From Former Kansas Commissioner of Education

"During my time as Commissioner of Education for the State of Kansas, I sought the advice and guidance of Dr. Kelly Gillespie on many occasions. Dr. Gillespie’s commitment to education in southwest Kansas, as well as the entire state, is obvious in all that she does. The services provided by the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center are cutting edge, yet grounded in the values and expectations Kansans' have for education. Dr. Gillespie is a strong and passionate advocate for education.”


--Dr. Diane DeBacker

Senior Advisor to the Director General Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC)