Chelly Rody has been teaching elementary school students since 2004. She is a licensed K-8 Elementary Education teacher in Washington State, USA. A daughter of a librarian, Chelly discovered her love for teaching while helping young students learn to play the piano and teaching a children’s choir. Since graduating with a degree in music, she has pursued a career in elementary education. She sees being an educator as the opportunity to make a difference and inspire kids to develop a lifelong passion for learning.

Chelly is currently working on her Digital Education Leadership certificate through Seattle Pacific University. While teaching online for a year and a half due to the global pandemic, she realized the need and the urgency to be trained and equipped as a digital educator. Chelly completed her Master of Education in Literacy in 2017 and is looking forward to being back in academia.