Kelly Friend is a third grade teacher at Mounds View Public Schools where she has been teaching for 19 years. As an elementary teacher, Kellie teaches all subjects, but social studies is her favorite. She loves teaching economics to her third grade students as it connects them to the world and prepares them to be reasoned decision makers. She says, "economics is always hands on and exciting for my students, and I love the enthusiasm and level of engagement they have."
When not teaching, Kellie enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing on the lake, and traveling.