Dr. Melody Kelley is a lifelong educator, community advocate, and the mother of a public-school student in Sandy Springs. She is running to serve District 2 on the Sandy Springs City Council, guided by a vision of a more inclusive Sandy Springs, where policy decisions create opportunities that are reflective of community values.

As a chemistry professor at a leading Atlanta University, she has dedicated her career to delivering high-quality STEM education to students from underrepresented, underserved, and non-traditional backgrounds. Throughout her career, she has learned that an equitable education can only be delivered in an equitable society. She stands ready to deliver that for Sandy Springs.

Dr. Kelley’s call to serve and advocate for families and marginalized groups extends well beyond the classroom and into the Sandy Springs community. She is a member of Leadership Sandy Springs’ class of 2020, the Sandy Springs Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy, and she has recently been appointed to the Sandy Springs Charter Review Commission. 

She also serves on the leadership council of Sandy Springs Together where she cultivates community relationships by partnering with residents, local leaders, and organizations to advocate for diverse housing, community-building, and social progress.

And proudly, she is the parent of a public-school student, which has given her the opportunity to serve on the PTO board of two great public schools- Sandy Springs Charter Middle School and North Springs Charter High School.

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