Biography

Mrs. Kelbel

Mrs. Kelbel

Here are my credentials in short form:

Education:

Michigan State University logo Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology w/Minor in Mathematics

Michigan State Logo    Post BA Program Department of Teacher Education

Michigan State Logo     Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching

Credentials:

Professional Education Certificate

7-12 Sociology (CF)

7-12 Mathematics (EX)

Teaching Experience:

08/1993 - 05/1994 Flint Northwestern High School, Flint, MI
High School Mathematics  (Internship)

10/1994-05/1996 Whittier Middle School, Flint, MI
7th and 8th grade Mathematics

08/1996-6/2009 Bentley Middle School
7th and 8th grade Mathematics along with Algebra I (high school)

8/2009 - Present Bentley HS/JH School
8th grade Algebra and HS Geometry

You may have sensed a theme when looking at my education.  Yes, I am a die-hard Michigan State fan.  It is only natural considering my family. When you, your mother, father and younger brother all attended MSU, you feel a certain connection. Then throw in the fact that my uncle, Dr. Maleck, is a Professor of Civil Engineering at MSU.... I think that you get the point.

I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher.  I guess that it is destiny considering I am a clone of my father who retired after his 41st year of teaching. The path to education wasn't a straight one though.  I flirted with the idea of becoming an engineer, but decided that I like people more than I like things.  So I got back on the path where I belonged and now am at Bentley having a great year.

Besides teaching, I am an avid sports fan. I enjoy watching all sports - yes, even golf. I also had the pleasure of coaching volleyball for seven years and softball for three.

My time for sports became limited when in February of 2008 my son, Benjamin was born. November of 2010 brought our second miracle, Sarah. I am truly amazed at how much joy these two wonderful children have brought to my life.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me!  I look forward to meeting family and friends of my students throughout the school year.  If you should need to contact me, please call at (810) 591-9547 or email at pkelbel@bentleyschools.org.

Pamela Kelbel