Ms. Kelly O’Rourke
Position: Reading Specialist
Joined Nova: 2015
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Phone: 651.209.6320 ext: 325
Reading Specialist coursework, Hamline University
M.Ed., University of MN, Twin Cities
B.A., Elementary Education, College of Saint Benedict
K-6 Elementary Education Licensure, State of MN
K-12 Reading Specialist Licensure, State of MN
Why I Choose to Work at Nova
Initially, I chose Nova for the immersion into classical culture for my children. I loved the continuity of historical periods reaching across subject domains. The strong values curriculum was also compelling to me as a parent. Professionally, I’ve always had a great passion for reading and believe wholeheartedly in the possibilities of each child. I love combining reading research to the application of supporting readers.
When not spending time with my family, I love gardening, especially creating edible landscapes. I love to escape to the woods of Wisconsin with a good book, and a half finished knitting project.
Many of my favorites are in the curriculum taught at Nova. Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather are among my favorites.
“There is no Frigate like a book to take us Lands away.”