From the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Oct. 15, 2015: The state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, through its political action committee, has endorsed Kathleen M. Kelly in her reelection bid to the School Committee. The chapter represents 8,000 social workers across the state and has 284 members in Cambridge.

“Kathleen’s experience as a social worker, small-business consultant and Cambridge Public Schools parent makes her an asset to the Cambridge School Committee. Her work on increasing family involvement in learning, high expectations for all students through cultural proficiency training for administrators and new teachers, and academic time in the classroom for vulnerable students by pushing for fewer suspensions is vital to student achievement and learning. Kathleen has brought a strong social work perspective to the Cambridge School Committee with her emphasis on equity, access and excellence for all,” said Gary Howell-Walton, co-chairman of the chapter’s political action committee.

Kelly said, “I am proud to receive this endorsement from NASW MA-PACE. I appreciate the chapter’s recognition of the important policy work I have done in my first term on the Cambridge School Committee. I am running for re-election in order to continue the work I started.”

Kathleen earned a masters of business administration from Simmons College and a master of social work/master of arts from Boston College. With her husband, Brian Corr, and son, Liam, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School senior, Kathleen has lived in Mid-Cambridge for almost a quarter-century years.