Martha Kelly has worked in K-8 schools in Tennessee and Georgia for over thirty years as a music specialist, classroom teacher, and administrator.  In Hamblen County, she taught third and fourth grades and was the assistant principal at Lincoln Heights Middle School for three years before being assigned to Hillcrest Elementary as principal.  She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University.  Mrs. Kelly has served on numerous local and state education committees, has been a school evaluator for School Improvement Plans, and loves working with children.  My Hillcrest children are extra special!

She is married to Dr. Gary Kelly, senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church, and has two children. John is a computer software design engineer in Huntsville, Alabama, and Mary Katherine is a marketing executive in Nashville, TN. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, music, and spending time with her family.  Go Hillcrest Cowboys!