Position: Kindergarten Teacher & RCEA President
School: Richardson Park Elementary School
School District: Red Clay Consolidated School District
City, State: Wilmington, DE
Music that Describes Kelley
Kelley Firko was nominated by her colleague, Ashley Jones.
Ms. Firko has worked for the Red Clay Consolidated School District for over 20 years. She has taught at three elementary schools throughout the district. Ms. Firko has spent the majority of her career teaching kindergarten. Kindergarten is her first love. Ms. Firko truly cares about her students. She respects their feelings and is genuinely concerned with their welfare. She makes sure all of the students in her classroom and school feel comfortable, and she realizes the impact a safe environment has on student learning.
Ms. Firko not only teaches, but she is also the president of the Red Clay Education Association. She work tirelessly on a daily basis to make sure educators in her district are heard and treated fairly. Ms. Firko also makes sure that educators are informed about district decisions and gathers feedback from educators to share at her weekly meeting with the superintendent.
Overall, Ms. Firko is a hard-working, caring individual. She does all of the above while also taking care of her daughter, Autumn. She goes above and beyond each day. Ms. Firko has always handled herself in a professional manner.
"I heartily applaud her outlook and determination," said Jones.