Ms. Harran is a lifelong Montessorian and is delighted to have the opportunity to merge her passions for communications and Montessori education. Kelli attended a Montessori school from Primary through Upper Elementary, and her experiences as a child inspired her to become a Montessori Elementary teacher.
Ms. Harran received her Elementary certification from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and taught for nine years at AMI schools in Washington, DC, and Atlanta, including a lengthy stint in her former Upper Elementary classroom.
Prior to that, Ms. Harran earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Mt. Holyoke College. She holds master’s degrees in Journalism (Northwestern University) and Education (Loyola University Maryland). She also received a Digital Marketing certificate (Cornell University) and has extensive Orton-Gillingham training to support learners with language-based challenges.
Before Ms. Harran pursued teaching, she worked as a newspaper reporter and publishing company editor covering education policy, federal agencies, courts and Congress.
In her spare time, Ms. Harran enjoys exploring photography and supporting the arts with her husband, a professional cellist.