Kelly Kealy joined the Goldstream Group in 2015. Kelly brings extensive knowledge of qualitative data analysis to the evaluation team, with particular strength and experience in participant observation in educational contexts.
Kelly has studied, evaluated, and sought to practice cultural responsivity as it relates to educational contexts in both her graduate work and now as a practicing evaluator. She is experienced working with and for Alaska Native stakeholders in Alaska’s Interior and Southwest regions, and with experience as a professional editor, also contributes strong editorial skills to Goldstream Group projects and reports.
During her tenure with the Goldstream Group, Kelly has overseen evaluation projects including the Haven House Prevention Project evaluation, Yukon-Koyukuk School District’s Virtual Careers and STEM-CTE Connect projects, Galena City School District’s Project TEAM, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Permafrost World Evaluation. In her role as Evaluation Consultant she has collected data through participant observation, student metric sites, surveys, interviews, stakeholder communications, document review, and other methods; and analyzed and synthesized data to draw out themes using a variety of relevant techniques.
Prior to joining the Goldstream Group, Kelly completed her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, honing her skills in has experience with projects related to Insider/Outsider positionality, language revitalization, education, and technology. Kelly also holds a MFA in poetry from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College.