Degrees and Certifications:
Kelly Blakney, Asst Principal
Mrs. Blakney was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Coker College in South Carolina as a dual-sport athlete playing both softball and volleyball. In 1998, Mrs. Blakney graduated with a BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology and was also named an NCAA All-American in softball. She then moved to Alabama and completed a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the United States Sports Academy. Upon graduation Mrs. Blakney returned to the Carolinas to pursue a teaching career. After several years teaching Physical Education/Health and coaching softball Mrs. Blakney pursued a second master’s degree at the University of Phoenix. In the Fall of 2007, she graduated with a Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision.
In 2010, Mrs. Blakney accepted a position to teach at Forest Hills High School. She has been in education for 16 years and is currently in her third year as an Assistant Principal at Forest Hills. She previously taught and coached softball at Chestnut Oaks Middle School in South Carolina, Independence High School in Charlotte, and Anson High School in Wadesboro. Mrs. Blakney lives in Monroe with her husband, Felix Blakney, son Taylor (8) and daughter Ciara (6).