Kelley Calhoun Receives Recognition for 15 Years at Boys Home

Kelley Calhoun recently celebrated ten years of employment at Boys Home of Virginia. Associate Director Chad Whitmer and Boys Home School Principal Teresa Johnson presented her with a certificate in the dining hall to a standing ovation of students and staff.

Kelley has a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater College in Psychology and Early Elementary Education. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Education from Hudson Valley Community College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the Junior College of Albany.

Kelley has held numerous teaching positions since coming to Boys Home. Currently, she teaches math to middle school residents. Knowing that math is a difficult subject for some, Kelley says, “Maybe my students won’t love math, but they’re going to understand it.” She goes on to explain that she was once frustrated by math, but once she started teaching it, “I realized that it was all logic.” That realization has impacted the way she teaches in her classroom.

Of working with the students at Boys Home, Kelley says that, “When you work with boys, you have to be persistent. The more persistent you are, the greater the blessings. At Boys Home, we pray that the seeds we plant will eventually start to grow and we pray that God will bless what we do and will work in the boys’ lives.”

Kelley’s husband, Dennis, is also an employee at Boys Home and Kelley is mother to teens C.J. and Chloe.

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