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Kelley E. King

King, Kelley

Kelley King is the author of three books, an international speaker, a certified online instructor, and an educator with 30 years of experience (15 years in school administration) in both public and private schools. Kelley is a certified Corwin consultant in the areas of Visible Learning and Teacher Evaluation.

As an award-winning school principal in Colorado, Kelley’s success in closing gender achievement gaps has been featured on The Today Show, in Newsweek magazine and on National Public Radio.

Kelley’s 2013 book with Corwin is titled Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School and is a K-12 “how-to” guide for raising boys’ achievement, reducing discipline and fostering a sense of belonging and relevance for boys in school.

Watch the author consulting video: Meet Kelley King

Areas of expertise
  • Raising Achievement for Boys
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Science of Gender Differences and Brain-Based Strategies for “Gender Friendly” Teaching
Certified in
  • Visible Learning


  • Writing the Playbook: A Game Plan for a Boy-Friendly School: This seminar provides educators with a step-by-step plan for increasing boys' achievement and reducing discipline problems. If you have academic achievement gaps or higher rates of discipline or special education referral rates for boys, it is time to understand the root causes and take action. This seminar is simultaneously heartwarming, humorous and hard-hitting, as participants learn the very nature of boys and are empowered to take immediate action to re-engage those boys that we are being lost to under-achievement and apathy.

What People are Saying

“Relevant research and real world ideas and connections to use in my classroom—as well as at home with my own two children. This was the best workshop/training I’ve been to in twenty years!”

3rd Grade Teacher, St. Louis MO