• K. Rao in the classroom
    Name: Kelli Rao
    Email: kelli.rao@slps.org
     
    Room Number(s):147
     
    Subject(s): 6th grade ELA
    8th grade Speech/Drama
     
    Google voice number:
    314-399-8466
    Messages are forwarded to my personal email. 
     
    Office hours: Mon-Fri 1-3 pm
    Monday- Thursday: 6th ELA Office Hours
    Friday: 8th Speech/Drama Office Hours
     
     
     
     
    Welcome. Thank you for taking time to learn about the teachers at McKinley CJLA. 
    This year, I teach 6th grade ELA classes, and 8th grade Speech and Drama. In 2019-20, I am attempting my National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist for Gifted students.
     Biography: Port Arthur, Texas is my hometown. I lived in Austin, TX for 9 years. I attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with an English major. I completed my educator's certificate requirements at St. Edwards' University in Austin. At Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, I completed my masters' degree in Gifted Education. 
     
    I spent 4 years teaching in Austin, TX, and I've spent 6 school years teaching at Northwest Academy of Law in SLPS. This is my fifth year teaching 6th ELA at McKinley. 
     
    I have a son who is three. My husband is a development coordinator at Grace Hill. 
     

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT FOR 6th COMM. ARTS: 

    Syllabus for 6th grade ELA

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT FOR 8th Speech/Drama:

    Syllabus for 8th Speech and Drama