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Panelist Bio

Kellye Ratcliff
Ruston High School Freshman Academy

Kellye Ratcliff, a ninth grade counselor since 2007, was instrumental in the planning and creation of the Ruston High School Freshman Academy and has served as the counselor within the Academy since 2008.

Kellye has a Bachelor of Science in Math Education with a minor in Speech and a Master of Arts in Secondary School Counseling. She also holds a Teacher Leader Endorsement and plus thirty graduate hours, all from Louisiana Tech University. Additionally, she earned a National Board Certification in 2011.

She taught math at Ruston Junior High School and Ruston High School thirteen years before leaving the classroom to become a school counselor. Kellye was the Lincoln Parish Teacher of the Year in 2004 and was a KTVE/KARD Educator of the Week in 2006. She was a member of the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics and served on the executive board as Vice-President for High Schools for two years.

Kellye is married to Wade Ratcliff and they have two daughters: Marley, a sophomore nursing student at the University of Arkansas and Sydney, a junior at Ruston High School.

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