Kelly Anderson


Kelly Anderson, Ed.D. is a passionate educator whose primary objective is to make sure teachers are doing what is best for all children in their classrooms. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum. She also holds an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from MSU as of May 2021. Her doctoral studies involved creating a new form of educator development called the Virtual Educator Network (VEN). She is a founding member of VEN Consulting, LLC and co-creator of the Virtual Educator Network. Kelly serves as a principal in Wayne Westland at Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center. Previously she had been a kindergarten teacher for many years. Throughout her career she has fought for her classrooms to work for more students and to include more students in its educational practices. Her lifelong goal is to change the way Americans do schooling in a way that does not alienate certain student groups and families from educational success. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, knitting, and exploring the outdoors.

  • Company Wayne-Westland Community Schools


Day 2
January 19, 2023
3:15 pm

Retaining and Supporting your staff with the Virtual Educator Network (VEN)

Great Lakes V (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  Great Lakes V (Lower Level)

Are teacher staffing and retention issues keeping you up at night? We know that educators need support now, more than ever, for the challenges and problems they’re facing every day in and out of the classroom. Supporting teachers for issues they’re having often makes a difference between an educator remaining or leaving your district. The Virtual Educator Network, or VEN, is a PD model with proven outcomes that make or break the difference with educator and student support. The VEN brings a dynamic virtual professional platform that works with the busy schedules of staff in your district. This presentation will provide an overview of the VEN model’s implementation and success in Wayne-Westland Community School District. Come and learn about the VEN format, how the VEN serves as a source of teacher retention and support, and how you can implement your own VENs and get some much needed rest!

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