Kelly Mann coordinates grassroots engagement with community groups to mobilize and impact education policy. Prior to joining the John Locke Foundation, Kelly founded and built a group of community members across the state to influence education legislation.  Her time in education has spanned from time as a Wake County teacher to consulting higher education instructors on course content.  Kelly is passionate about making a difference in North Carolina education.  She is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Communications.

Kelly is a mom to three beautiful girls.  She loves all activities outdoors from stand-up paddle boarding and golf to cheering on the Deacs during football season-#godeacs.

Kelly has contributed to Fox, Bloomberg and Working Mother.