Kellie Carson, aka djkelc, has lived and worked in Milwaukee her whole life — except for her college years at Grambling State University in Louisiana.
After graduating, she returned to teach at the middle school she attended — then Parkman, later renamed Andrew S. Douglas School. Now a 23-year veteran of MPS, Carson teaches special education and holds a master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University.
The Northwest Side resident gravitated toward special education because it allows her to work more intensively with smaller groups of students. She believes that having the time to form deeper relationships with kids facing many challenges helps her make a bigger difference in their lives. She would also like to see them, and everyone, living in a stronger, safer community.