Vice President, Heather Wayne Dance Company

Kelley Trippe is a retired educator and currently an Adjunct Professor at University of North Georgia, as well as an Independent Fairytale Journeys Vacation Planner. She is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she earned her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education. She also is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University where she earned her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. She worked in the Hall County School System for 29 years; 11 years as a Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher and 18 years as an elementary assistant principal.

She was honored as Hall County Teacher of the Year in 2000. The majority of her career in the Hall County School System has been in Title One Schools, schools with a high population of economically disadvantaged students.

She taught as an adjunct professor at Gainesville State College for 6 years, teaching Early Childhood Education Courses. She served as a member of the GSC Teacher Education Advisory Council for 4 years.

She has been published in The Mailbox Magazine, a publication for educators, and also nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004.

Kelley's son, Jake, was a member of the Heather Wayne Black Box Players for many years, and is currently on staff at Heather Wayne Performing Arts. Her daughter, Lillian, studied dance for fifteen years, and was a member of the Heather Wayne Dance Company for ten years. She is currently attending Oklahoma City University on a dance scholarship.