Kelsey Landis graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Social Science Education. After graduation, she was accepted into the competitive Teach for America nonprofit organization where she was assigned to teach in New Orleans. While there, she taught 4th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts for two years.
She first found her passion for teaching as a martial arts instructor during her high school and college years. She is a 3rd degree black belt in traditional GoJu Ryu karate.
Growing up in south Florida she also developed a heart for mission work bringing her to Mexico, Dominican Republic, and the Mississippi Delta.
This past year she was awarded the FGCU Alumni soaring eagle award. This award recognizes alumnae who have excelled in their profession and are described as the next up-and-comers.