Dr. Carol L. Kelley is Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools (NJ), a PreK-12 school system with 3,900 students. Prior to joining PPS, Dr. Kelley spent six years as Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97 (Oak Park, IL) and three years as Superintendent of Branchburg Township School District, New Jersey. She has also held teaching and administrator positions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Carol’s career is guided by her deep commitment to equity-centered systems change to address racial, economic, and academic disparities in education. She is considered a thought leader and speaker for several organizations and has received recognition for her professional work and contribution to education from various organizations and groups, including the prestigious Governor’s Teacher award from the state of New Jersey and the 2020 Superintendent of Distinction from Illinois Association of School Administrators. Dr. Kelley is the proud mom of two sons, Jordan and Austin.