Christy Sampson-Kelly

Director of Schools

Christy Sampson-Kelly is our Director of Schools.  In this role, she directs our Travis Hill School in New Orleans.  Christy also provides coaching to schools in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student engagement, with a keen focus on helping schools improve how they teach and support students with special needs.

Christy has been with BreakFree since January of 2012.  Prior to joining our team, she worked with lower-income, high-risk youth, first as a general and special education teacher and then a school-wide special education coordinator.  Christy earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland, her master’s degree in special education from San Diego State University, and her PhD from the University of Maryland. 

Christy lives and works in New Orleans and when not working enjoys the mountains, writing and being with her husband, four children and their rescue puppy Smudge.

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